This morning, I am ramping up the basic, fresh cranberry sauce I typically make! Since organic pomegranates are on sale and in season, and I am a chia seed fanatic, these two ingredients are going to make the cranberry sauce extra special this year. Pomegranate will add an additional flavor and crunch; chia seeds will help the sauce set up, like chia seed pudding.
As a child, I did not like cranberry sauce. It looked weird in its jellied can shape, and I just didn’t like the flavor. In contrast, my children love cranberry sauce!
Remember to make this ahead of time, as it needs to chill for a few hours to thicken. It is super simple!
Vegan Pomegranate, Chia Seed Cranberry Sauce
Over medium heat in a saucepan heat:
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups organic sugar
Stir occasionally and boil for five minutes. Add:
- 4 cups fresh, organic cranberries
- 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel (optional)
Return to boil until cranberries pop (about five minutes).
Cool a little, then add:
- One pomegranate
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
Refrigerate for at least three hours.
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