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Tart & Tangy Cranberry Sauce
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Contributed by: Syren4444Added: Oct 20, 2008 at 02:27 PM


A fun, tangy, tart cranberry sauce. I love this on green beans, poured over turkey, or add a glob to your favorite soup or yogurt! Stir in nuts and dried fruit for a sticky sweet treat.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 3 Cups raw cranberries
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 Slices fresh ginger
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks (or 1teaspoon cinnamon)
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons black strap molasses
  • Optional: Flavor extract, agave nectar (extra sweetness), replace water with fruit juice of your choice.
How to make it:
  1. Boil water, add cranberries, cinnamon, ginger, lemon, and keep on low boil.
  2. When cranberries have popped and the liquid thickened, add your molasses.
  3. If you like a sweeter sauce, add agave or sugar.
  4. Remove ginger slices and cinnamon sticks before serving.
  5. Store in airtight container in fridge.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Molasses (Blackstrap)  B N B B B B N N
Cranberry1 B B B B B B N N
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vanilla- N N N N N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 03:26 PM By: Lola