Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

Thow everything in the crockpot and walk away for 3 hours, it’s so easy!! This way you can eat fruit in a fun way! This cranberry sauce turns into a nice thick sauce for the holidays. Great for making the day before or day of. Heck, you could just transport the whole crockpot bowl once it’s done cooking.

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

Serves 10 (1/4 each)
Quantity: 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients:
12 oz package fresh cranberries
1 orange, juiced and zested
1 tsp ground ginger (or fresh ginger)
14 dates
3/4 cup hot water

Directions:
Blend the dates and hot water in a blender till chunky or smooth. If you don’t want to or can’t do this, chop up the dates in small pieces and soak them in the hot water to soften them. Add the cranberries, orange, ginger, dates and water (or date/water paste) to the crockpot. Turn on LOW for about 3 hours. When this is done, smash the cranberries with a spoon against the side of the crockpot so they burst. As the cranberry sauce cools, it will thicken up. This sauce is great hot or cold!

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry Relish

RAW recipe; Raw Cranberry Relish
Raw = uncooked
The quantities of the ingredients can be played around with depending on how tart or sweet you want the relish
Two versions include cranberry relish or cranberry sauce
It’s eating fruit in a fun way!

Cranberry Relish - The Kitchen Bistro

Ingredients:
12 oz package fresh cranberries
1 orange, zested and juiced
10 dates
1 apple
1/2 cup raisins

Optional spices-
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice

No regular sugar should be needed, avoid.  Go for sweeter apples possibly, the dates and raisins will also help for natural sweetness.

Directions:
For cranberry relish– blend all ingredients in a food processor or stick blender (immersion blender).
For cranberry sauce– puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Adjustments can be made for sweetness or tartness level and liquid needed (use water or orange juice).

Cranberry Relish

Cranberry Relish