A favorite side at Thanksgiving and kid-friendly. It has just the right amount of sweet to please everyone’s palates. Use as a side, a dessert and in sandwiches for your weekend leftovers!
2-12 ounces packages of fresh cranberries
2 cups fresh orange juice
3/4 cups pure organic maple syrup
3 packets of Stevia, approved natural sweetener with findings to back it up
2 fresh mint sprigs
2 tablespoons orange zest
1/4 cup walnuts chopped into small pieces
6 mint leaves chopped
Place the cranberries, orange juice, maple syrup, stevia, and mint sprigs in a saucepot and bring to a boil. As soon as you hear the cranberries pop boil them for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Just before serving remove mint sprigs and discard, add the orange zest, walnuts, and fresh mint. Serve cold or at room temperature.