No sugar added cranberry sauce is easy to make, and will likely be the quickest recipe you’ll make for your whole Thanksgiving celebration. Here’s how to make a whole berry cranberry sauce from scratch, right at home.
- 18 oz. fresh cranberries
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 3 Tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Zest from ½ orange
- 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
Place the cranberries and water in a pot and heat over medium heat.
Mix in the applesauce, orange juice, honey, and orange zest.
When the pot comes to a boil, reduce it to a simmer and stir in the ground cloves and ginger and cinnamon.
Allow the sauce to simmer for around 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reaches the consistency of your liking. Taste the sauce occasionally and adjust the sweetener to taste.
Serve this cranberry sauce alongside your favorite meat or holiday meal. It’s also delicious as a lower sugar sweet option when paired with a bit of coconut cream, dark chocolate or fresh whipped cream.
If the cranberry sauce is too tart for you as written, feel free to add additional honey. You could also use maple syrup.
Depending on the strength of your stove top burner and the size of your cranberries, you may need a little more or less time for the sauce to finish cooking.
- Cook Time: 15
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 60
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 13
- Protein: 0