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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe: Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Zesty Cranberry Sauce

This bright cranberry sauce makes a beautiful, antioxidant-packed addition to your dinner table.

Ingredients, Makes 8 servings

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
2 ripe pears, finely chopped
1 medium apple, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 cup raw sugar or other sweetener, or to taste


Combine cranberries, orange juice concentrate, pears, apple, cinnamon, and orange peel in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Continue cooking, uncovered, until cranberry skins pop and mixture is thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.

Add sugar or other sweetener to taste.

Serve hot or cold.

Source: Food for Life by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, MS, RD

Per serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 121; Fat: 0.3 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Calories from Fat: 2.4%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 0.7 g; Carbohydrate: 30.6 g; Sugar: 25.8 g; Fiber: 2.9 g; Sodium: 6 mg; Calcium: 24 mg; Iron: 0.5 mg; Vitamin C: 30.4 mg; Beta-Carotene: 33 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.3 mg

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