Fall Spices

The Tastes of Fall + Cranberry Sauce Recipe

During the fall season we see shades of yellow, orange, and red. We also smell and taste the flavors of the season. Here are a few of the most popular spices during the fall time. 

Cinnamon – Popular around the world, cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and has anti-diabetic properties. 

Nutmeg – Nutmeg has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. It is rich in antioxidants that help protect against cell damage. 

Clove – Clove is both sweet and spicy. It contains antibacterial properties to help boost the immune system.

Allspice – Fresh and lightly woody, allspice may help with digestion and improving blood circulation. 

Star Anise – Sweet and licorice-like, use only a small amount when cooking. The taste can be overpowering. 

Cardamom – This strong spice may help improve digestion and lower blood pressure. 

Cranberry SauceRecipe: Cranberry Sauce


    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 sticks cinnamon
    • 12 oz cranberries
    • 1 whole orange, zested
    • pinch of salt


  1. Wash orange and zest the skin. Add the sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and orange zest to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently. Cook mixture until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Use a pair of tongs to remove the cinnamon sticks. Add the cranberries and a pinch of salt. Bring this mixture to a steady simmer. Cook until most of the cranberries have burst, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat. Enjoy within five days.

Serving Size: ¼ cup, 12 servings

Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 80, Total Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 15mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 18g, Protein: 0g

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