Cranberry Sauces

Cranberry Sauces

I love this one. It's a bit unorthodox though:

8 cups homemade turkey stock
2 cups dried cranberries (read label; some brands have sugar)
2 cups apple cider
1 cup dried currants
1/2 cup toasted piÑon nuts (or substitute pine nuts)

Simmer all ingredients until reduced by half, about 4 cups. May be seasoned with a pinch of salt. This replaces cranberry sauce and also gravy at your holiday feast.

I've also made a more traditional cranberry sauce by simmering 16 oz. fresh whole cranberries with a bit of maple syrup and 2 cups apple cider. Dried currants or cubed bits of fresh apple are a nice addition.
By Stacie Tolen. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, Nov. 2001

We have a wild cranberry bog here along with wild blue and blackberries. What I do is add 1 cup other sweeter berries to 3 cups cranberries. On the sugar I use 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey even though the recipe calls for 1 cup sugar. Just enough water to stop burning in beginning too. Between the reduced sugar and natural high pectin in all these berries you could probably reduce to 1/4 cup sweetener.
Maple syrup might not be Paleo but I'm in New England and have Native American ancestry.
By Wanita Sears. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, Nov. 2001
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