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Raw Cranberry Sauce

Fresh raw cranberries with dates, orange and lemon.

From the recipe archive: Originally posted in 2008. This homemade cranberry sauce is a perfect side for your healthy Paleo Thanksgiving dinner.

This sweet yet tart raw cranberry sauce is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes, in fact, it’s one of my favorite naturally gluten free dishes of all time!

Tart, tangy and full of healing properties, just last week I ate an entire test batch.  I adore cranberries and stock up during this time of year while they are fresh, making fun cranberry dishes several times per week.

When they go out of season, I keep bags of frozen cranberries in the freezer as the boys enjoy my homemade cranberry sauce.

Raw Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 orange, peeled, sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 lemon, peeled, sliced, seeds removed
  • 2 dates (remove pits) and chopped
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  1. Blend orange, lemon and dates in a food processor
  2. Add cranberries and process until coarsely chopped
  3. Serve

Beware, this raw, vegan sauce is quite tart.  If that is not your thing, just add a few more dates.  Personally, I’ll take mine super sour!

I would not recommend making this dish with frozen cranberries, though you can always give it a try to see how it turns out.  If you do, please leave a comment and share your results.

What is your favorite cranberry dish?  Which one will you be making for Thanksgiving this year?  Leave a comment and let us in on it!