Cranberry Sauce

I have never really liked eating the same thing time and time again. My family can ask for something and I’ll say “We just had that.” They are like four to 6 months ago doesn’t count. To me it does. I love variety and being in my kitchen creating new recipes. First I have to decide on what protein we are going to have. Sometimes an idea hangs out for a couple of months or a couple of weeks in my brain before it actually comes to fruition. I won’t lie it doesn’t always turn out. This recipe just came together and it works. My son said you should put this on your blog. I hope you like it as much as my family did.

I made this cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving of the year I went refined sugar free. So when a recipe idea began to take place I was a step ahead. But with it being summer I wondered if I could find cranberries. I found frozen cranberries in the freezer at my local store. I have been able to find coconut sugar and monk fruit sugar at a couple of local stores as well. Use in my Saucy French Herbed Chicken.

This post has two nutritional facts one right after the other. One if you use coconut sugar and one if you use monk fruit sugar. Both are based on one tablespoon servings.

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

1/2 cup coconut sugar or monk fruit sugar

1 cup water

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Place frozen cranberries into a pot with the sugar, water, and vanilla. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes mash 1/2 the berries using a potato masher or the back of a spoon. Cook 5 more minutes or until desired consistency. Remove from heat allow to cool. Place into a sterilized glass jar with a lid and store in the fridge for up to one month. Or use after it has cooled in my Saucy French Herbed Chicken. Makes approximately 3/4 cup. One tablespoon per serving.

Nutrition Facts For Coconut Sugar
Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 1 mg 0 %
Potassium 8 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 2 %
Sugars 8 g
Protein 0 g 0 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 0 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 

Nutrition Facts for Monk Fruit
Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 1 mg 0 %
Potassium 8 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 2 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 0 g 0 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 0 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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