Make this the year you ditch the canned cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving! Most canned versions contain high amounts of added sugar, often in the form of high fructose corn syrup. In addition to wanting to avoid refined sugars, I myself was never a fan of the jello-like consistency the can version produces anyways. I’ve learned homemade sauce is actually incredibly simple to make. This version uses only real food ingredients, omitting the refined white sugar and packing in an extra nutritional punch.
- 1 bag of whole cranberries or about 6 cups
- 1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple (may also use fresh chopped pineapple-approximately 2 cups)
- 1 large whole apple, diced
- Combine cranberries and pineapple in a large pot over medium heat. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
- Add in the diced apple and cook an additional 15 minutes or until mixture is a thick chutney.
- Serve while hot or store in glass container in refrigerator for
Note: Any kind of apple should work. I used Fiji. You can leave the skin on. If you prefer a smoother sauce consistency, try using a spatula to help break up the apple pieces and cranberries while it’s cooking. Or simply toss the mixture into a food processor quick.