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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 50.7
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Submitted by: TRUFFLEMAKER

Introduction

Forget the canned sauces that no one ever eats. This freshly made cranberry sauce is simple - perfect for the holiday season. Forget the canned sauces that no one ever eats. This freshly made cranberry sauce is simple - perfect for the holiday season.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    3 cups whole fresh cranberries (1 package)
    1 naval orange
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup dried currants

Directions

Wash and clean cranberries, removing any stems, leaves, and soft berries. Wash naval orange.

With a small sharp knife, remove outside peel of orange, leaving the bitter white pith. Remove the white pith from the orange and discard. Cut orange into pieces and remove any seeds.

Put cranberries, orange peel and orange pieces into food processor or blender. Process until everything is pretty much liquified. (You may need to do several batches.)

Empty processed fruit into a storage container. Add sugar and dried currants, and stir to combine. Allow flavours to blend for at least a day before serving. Can be made several days ahead of your festive meal, and keeps well (if there is any left!)

One serving is about 1/4 cup.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TRUFFLEMAKER.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made it with mandarin orange segments. - 6/3/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've made fresh cranberrie relish for overf 40 years we love it I buy extra packages of cranberries and freeeze them we can have a special treat in the summer. - 12/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love it,I never thought about not cooking it - 3/1/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I use the whole orange ..cut up....pineapple slices...apple.....and walnuts and grapes.....throw them in my blender...and whiz until a nice consistancy......and then I sweeten to taste with sugar....I find the pineapple and grapes sweeten it nicely.......nice side dressing with lots of things..... - 12/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We added some crisp apple and celery to give it a crunch and used Spledid to cut the calories. Occasionally it needs some F/F Cranberry Jello to help it set up. - 12/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Even better than the cooked version of homemade cranberry sauce let alone the canned versions. I omitted the sugar and added 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce. Love it! Low-sodium and lower sugar with lots of anti-oxidents. - 12/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipe for years now, always a favourite. - 12/19/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this one will go into cookbook simple but really good - 12/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is fantastic! a great source of our anti-oxidants. It is going into my cookbook - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    will save in my fav holiday dishes and use every year. - 2/24/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy! I make a similar recipe that has a jalapeno pepper, and lime juice and splenda along with orange and frozen berries. It keeps for months if there is any left!! - 12/20/08

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  • Delish! - 10/14/12

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  • First time I've ever made cranberry sauce. It's good (I sampled some before I put it in the fridge)! - 12/23/11

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  • This sounds wonderful I will definitely try it this Christmas as have one daughter that loves Cranberry sauce. Hated to keep buying the cans so this is a welcome change. Thanks for sharing. - 11/7/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds yummy and is super easy! - 12/23/10

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  • excellent - 12/23/10

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  • I use a similar recipe, but swap out the sugar for Splenda. It really helps to cut down on the calories. - 12/22/10

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  • I'm confused by the instructions "... remove outside peel of orange, leaving the bitter white pith. Remove the white pith from the orange and discard." Why first "leave" and then "remove"? Is this a reference to two different types of pith? - 12/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipe for over 50 years. It has been a staple for Thanksgiving dinners ever since I was a little girl! Back then we had to use the meat grinder though. And adding the currants is something new that I will try. Thanks - 12/22/10

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  • Fabulous, I will make this a favorite. - 11/26/10

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  • easy & good ~ what could be better! - 12/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds great - 12/24/08

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  • Sounds a lot like my mother's favorite cranberry relish except she used crushed pineapple and fresh cranberries, put through a meat grinder (before the days of food processors) :) then folded in CoolWhip. Of course this added more fat and sugar, but she never added sugar. Maybe LowfatCoolWhip? - 12/21/08

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  • I make a similar recipe using 1 pkg cranberries, 2 naval oranges (the whole orange) & 1 cup splenda blend. Put the cranberries & cut up oranges thru a meat grinder, mix all together. More like a relish but just as delicious! - 12/21/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Never try it, but i plan to. - 12/20/08

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  • This was fun and easy to make. The flavor was tart and sweet, I found if you put this in a dessert cup and top it with whipped cream, it's out of the world! - 1/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this! It was so yummy and very pleasant.
    my whole family liked it as well.
    this is going to be my cranberry sauce every year from here on out. Thank you! - 1/2/08

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  • I found this to be yummy on a lot of things. I have used it as a spread on banana bread, turkey sandwich as a topping for baked sweet potatoes and as a side dish. I will make it again and play with some spices for some zing. - 12/28/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    How good is this! Goodbye Ocean Spray - hello fresh taste. - 12/26/07

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  • Make this and you'll never eat canned again! Another variation that I have make also:
    Substitute 1 chopped apple for the currants
    Add some chopped walnuts (don't forget to add the calories)
    I've made this version for years and everyone begs me to bring it / serve it again! YUM! - 12/26/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this!! I love cranberry sauce but had to give it up because of the high sugar content. I too will substitute Splenda for the sugar. - 12/26/07

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  • Guests really enjoyed thius and wanted the recipe. - 12/23/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet, but will-sounds good & according to the reviewers they enjoyed - 12/23/07

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made a similar recipe - I used all of the orange, minus the seeds and Splenda instead. - 12/23/07

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  • Thank You! I like this a lot more than the cooked cranberry relish. It's great as a sandwich topper with left over turkey too. I also use splenda & added chopped walnuts. - 12/6/07

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  • I will make this but use splenda instead. I always try to cut the calories as much as possible. - 11/27/07

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  • I've made this and it is really good. I get a lot of compliments when I bring it in for a pot luck at work. - 11/15/07

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  • This has a great fresh taste. - 3/23/07

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  • i loved the freshness of the dish and the orange pairs so well with the berries. i don't like using sugar in my diet tho. - 3/14/07

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