Homemade Cranberry Sauce


So I decided that I had frankly had enough of buying stuff at the store that had “hidden gluten” in it.  I thought how hard can it be to make home made gluten free cranberry sauce?  Can’t be all that difficult, right?  Well, it’s NOT!

So this is the pot with my cranberries, pineapple juice, orange zest, sugar and spices in.  I mixed it all in and then brought it too a boil.

This is a picture of the cranberries as they are starting to burst open.  They will make a popping noise so just know you are doing it right!

They will still be a bright red color and if you taste it at this point you will think “oh I’m missing something” but don’t despair! You aren’t missing a thing.  Just keep on cooking! Trust me … just keep on cooking !

 

Then suddenly the color will change.  Now notice the color between this photo and the one below it.  The one below it is the finished one.  Most won’t be able to see it but there are still some “bright” red cranberries in there.


Then suddenly there will be a change in color and texture.  It will be a little like jam almost.  I’m sure if you wanted to turn this into a jam just adding some gluten free gelatin would do the trick!

This is my cranberry sauce used as an appetizer over cream cheese.  OMG this is sooo yummy!

This was our Christmas Holiday Dinner – Ham, Broccoli Salad, Cranberry Salad, Potatoes and the best part – Cranberry Sauce!

This was the best desert all holiday season last year! My cheesecake with a nice little valley to fill with the cranberry sauce was scrumptious!

 

Cranberry Sauce
Print Recipe
This is the best for holiday meals or deserts.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Cranberry Sauce
Print Recipe
This is the best for holiday meals or deserts.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Wash cranberries. Put them in a sauce pan.
  2. Pour sugar and pineapple juice over cranberries. Put over medium-low heat.
  3. Add orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, and cloves.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Let simmer. Stir frequently until it's done!
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