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Healthy Holiday Cranberry Sauce (paleo, GF) + 5 Paleo Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, (this was the juice of 1 orange for me)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 12 ounces of cranberries
  • a pinch of zest from a lime, , a lemon, and an orange ( the zest from all three was a scant 1/8 tsp all together)
  • 1 Tbs water


  • Put the honey, orange juice, cinnamon, cloves, cranberries, and zest into a sauce pan.
  • Mix with a spatula.
  • Turn the stovetop to high heat and watch the mixture. Once it boils, immediately lower the heat to low.
  • Let the cranberries cook for 40 minutes, make sure to stir every 10 minutes or so. At 40 minutes, add 1 Tbs of water and stir.
  • Let the mixture cook for another 20 minutes, stirring more often.
  • Let cool and enjoy!