Most holiday tables wouldn’t be complete without a splash of ruby color from cranberries, that tart and mighty berry high in vitamin C and phytonutrients, agents known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Homemade cranberry sauce is easy to prepare and much healthier than the canned version, which often has lots of sugar and unhealthy additives. While cranberries and turkey are typically wedded, try our Cranberry Apple Sauce as an accompaniment to roasted squash or sweet potatoes for a beta-carotene rich treat that’s as delightful for its fall colors as it is nutritious. It is also great on sandwiches for a quick way quickly to snack on some extra nutrients.
In this recipe apple juice adds a subtle, natural sweetness to the mixture, while ginger and cloves give the sauce a bit of kick. Ginger has long been used as a digestive aid in various cultures, and it makes the sauce warming and easy on the tummy. Pineapple and orange juice add vitamin C, good for maintaining energy, and pomegranate juice adds even more antioxidant power to the mix.