Healthier Cranberry Sauce (Refined Sugar Free). Infused with vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest and sweetened with maple syrup, its free of refined sugar.
1 bag (12 ounces) of fresh cranberries
½ cup water
½ cup maple syrup
Zest of 1 orange (choose organic!)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Rinse the cranberries well and drain any excess water.
In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, water and maple syrup. Over medium-high heat, bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have popped and the mixture has thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the orange zest, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Now you can taste test! Cranberry sauce is a little tart so feel free to add a little more maple syrup if you prefer it sweeter.
As the sauce cools it will continue to thicken. It will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for 1-2 weeks.