Cranberry sauce is a staple on most Thanksgiving tables. But did you know that cranberries have some incredible health benefits? For such a tiny little fruit, they really pack a powerful punch! Just look at some of their benefits:
But I know that most people don’t load up their Thanksgiving plate for the health benefits offered, so I’ll get right to the recipe. Actually, cranberry sauce is something that I’ve never served at Thanksgiving. Why, you ask? Because I thought it was gross and I didn’t like it. Growing up, we always had canned cranberry sauce. I was definitely not a picky eater or a food snob, but the thought of some jello-like substance just sliding out of a can and completely retaining its shaped really grossed me out. So when I started serving my own Thanksgiving meals, cranberry sauce was nowhere to be found on my table.
I recently got some cranberries in my co-op basket and debated what to do with them. Oddly enough, cranberry sauce was the first thing that popped into my head. Perhaps if it wasn’t in the shape of a can, I would like it. What the heck, it’s worth a shot, right?!? I’m so glad I tried it! I actually do like cranberry sauce and love the way it tastes with turkey. I totally get it now! It really is good and belongs right next to the turkey! Now I will share with you my simple, 3 ingredient slow cooker cranberry sauce!
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
6 cups fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
3/4 cups turbinado sugar
Add cranberries, orange juice, and sugar to slow cooker and stir.
Cook on low 2-3 hours.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?