Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cranberry Sauce with Rapadura | Recipes

This is the easiest cranberry sauce you'll ever make, and SO much better than the can stuff that's filled with high fructose corn syrup! The sweetener for this cranberry sauce is rapadura.  Rapadura is a raw, wholegrain cane sugar that is unrefined and unbleached.  It is not separated from the molasses and is not subject to heat at high temperatures and therefore retains many of the natural vitamins and minerals. A friend recently introduced me to rapadura, and it worked as a perfect sweetener in this dish.  

1 12-ounce bag of cranberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2/3 cup of Rapadura Organic Whole Sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan, and then simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes.  You will notice the cranberries starting to pop open and the sauce will thicken slightly as it cooks.  As it cools, the cranberry sauce will thicken more.  Cool completely in the fridge before serving.  Enjoy!