- 12-ounces of fresh cranberries, cleaned
- 3/4 c. pure maple syrup
- 1 granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 orange, zest grated and juiced
- 1 lemon, zest grated and juiced
- 3/4 c. raisins
- 3/4 c. chopped walnuts
- 1 T. chia seeds
Cook the cranberries, maple syrup, and 1 cup of water in a saucepan over low heat for about 5 minutes, or until the cranberry skins pop open. Add the apple, zests, and juices and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove from the heat and add the raisins, chia seeds and nuts. Let cool, and serve chilled.
The chia adds a great protein punch and keeps helps give you that classic cranberry sauce texture. We've used pure maple syrup instead of processed sugar, and you can adjust how much you'd like based on flavor. Do not used the fake stuff, trust us on this one! I personally like a more tart sauce, but it is Thanksgiving so if you want some sweets do it!