Fermented Cranberry Sauce

Honey fermented cranberry sauce is perfect with turkey for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the holiday season

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Fermented cranberry sauce has a bright, fresh flavour that helps with digestion. It is perfect as part of a heavy holiday meal. This honey sweetened cranberry sauce is delicious turkey or brie.




  1. Zest and juice the orange.
  2. Wash the cranberries, and remove any that have started to wrinkle.
  3. Place cranberries, orange juice and orange zest in a blender.
  4. Pulse until the cranberries are crushed. It can be thin and smooth or chunky like a relish.
  5. Stir in the raw honey.
  6. Pour into a glass jar for fermenting. Fermenting cranberries will bubble and build up carbonation, so either use a non-airtight lid or a fido jar (affiliate link.)
  7. Ferment in a cool, dark location. It should start to bubble and froth after 24 hours. If you want to ferment it for longer than 24 hours, then give it a shake once a day to mix the floating cranberry pulp into the ferment. It will become slightly alcoholic as it ferments, so don’t leave it for more than a week.
  8. Store in the refrigerator and use within 1 month. See notes below for ideas on how to thicken your sauce if you want a jelled consistency.


Keywords: Thanksgiving, Christmas, turkey, brie, gluten free, probiotic, traditional, easy, 3 ingredients or less, no-cook