There’s almost nothing better at Thanksgiving than to have a side of cranberry sauce with your meal. But, as I’m sure you’re aware, traditional cranberry sauce comes in a can and is loaded with sugar and preservatives. This cranberry applesauce recipe is super fresh, simple to make has way less added sugar and is a little tangier, but still satisfies that little sweet kick you like.
I enjoy eating it any time of the year. In fact, this is a good substitute for jam, as long as it’s thick enough. For a thicker sauce, cook a little longer or add about 1 tsp. chia seeds. They act as a thickener, absorbing the extra liquid around them and offering extra fiber, anti-inflammatory omega 3s, and digestive soothing properties.
Apples are full of fiber, and aside from being delicious, cranberries are great for maintaining a healthy bladder, blood pressure and immune system. Try adding some of this cranberry sauce to your oats the day after Thanksgiving for a quick and healthy post-Thanksgiving breakfast, or you can use as a topping to your pancakes, waffles (link recipe here) or scones. Serve with vanilla ice cream as a dessert, and even use as filling in a gluten-free pie crust for a delicious pie!
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