Cutie Orange Cranberry Sauce made with fresh cranberries and Cuties is naturally sweetened with honey and spiced with cinnamon and ginger. You’re going to love the autumn aroma and citrusy flavor!
There are so many wonderful aromas associated with autumn, like homemade apple cider, freshly baked pumpkin pie, spiced cinnamon, hot chocolate, and the satisfying aroma from this Cutie Orange Cranberry Sauce recipe. Fresh cranberries will soon be arriving in the grocery stores and I can’t wait to make this delicious cranberry sauce.
The unique tart flavor of cranberries goes so well with the sweet citrusy flavor of Cuties. They are truly a perfect pair of fruits producing mouth-watering taste. Cranberries are often associated with Thanksgiving, but don’t wait that long to make this wonderful sauce recipe.
The best part about this cranberry sauce recipe is that it is healthy and made without highly processed sugar. The cranberries are naturally sweetened with honey, liquid stevia, and the Cuties. Yes! That also means this recipe is low in calories since both cranberries and Cuties are low-calorie fruits.
Did you know that you can freeze fresh cranberries? And it is so simple. Just freeze them in the original plastic bag or place in airtight freezer bags or containers. They will keep for about a year in the freezer. So buy a few extra bags of fresh cranberries and toss in the freezer so you can make this tasty sauce all year-long.
Look at those gorgeous Cuties! So, what are Cuties? Well, Cutie is a brand name for two types of mandarin oranges, Murcott and clementine. Cuties are seedless and rich in a variety of minerals and vitamins. Cuties are available in the spring and the late fall.
Cuties are smaller than oranges, have a thinner peel, and are deeper orange in color. They make a great, small snack. If you are really hungry, go ahead and eat two as Cuties are very low in calories. A single Cutie has 35 calories. They are fat-free, rich in antioxidants, and low in carbohydrates.
One Cutie has:
Vitamin C – 36.1 mg or 60% DV (Dietary Value)
Thiamin – 0.1 mg or 4% DV
Folate – 17.8 mcg or 4% DB
Dietary fiber – 1.3 grams or 5% DV
Calories – 35 or 2% DV
Cuties are extremely low in calories and high in vitamin C. They are a good source of potassium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin B6. Health benefits of Cuties are numerous, like aiding the immune system, promoting healthy skin, enhancing brain function, helping prevent hypertension, facilitating digestion, and keeping bones strong.
You can store Cuties at room temperature on the counter, in easy reach for snacking. Or you can keep them in the refrigerator, which is what I do as they don’t keep for long periods of time. Cuties are easy to peel and break into sections for convenient eating.
This tasty and orangey cranberry sauce is so easy to make. Look at those luscious cranberries sizzling and bubbling. They are just starting to pop!
To make, first zest one Cutie, then slice and squeeze at least two of them until you collect ¼ cup of juice. Add zest, juice, honey, stevia, cranberries, and spices to a medium sauce pan. Cook over low heat until cranberries pop and become mushy. Cool and chill before serving. That’s it. Easy peasy!
Hope you make this recipe because it’s:
Easy to make
Hint of ginger and cinnamon
Low in calories
Let me repeat, I love to make homemade cranberry sauce. As soon as fresh cranberries appear in the grocery store, I whip up a batch of this tasty sauce. It keeps for several days in the refrigerator. Cranberry sauce goes great with chicken, pork, and turkey. Try it on chicken or turkey sandwiches for added zip.
Make with regular oranges or tangerines.
Add a hint of cloves for even more flavor.
Increase stevia to ¼ teaspoon if you like your cranberry sauce sweeter and less tangy.
If you make this orange cranberry sauce recipe, please let us know. Leave a comment and tell us how you liked it and what main dish meal you served it with. Take a picture and tag it #yourdailyfoodchoices on Instagram! We’d love to see your fruity and delicious creation.
Until next time,
Linda and Steve
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