Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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April Published: November 16, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce Recipe

How To Make Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce

Try a healthier alternative for Christmas with our cranberry sauce! We’ve used natural sweeteners to give you a better sauce with the same sweetness.

Preparation: 2 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 12ozfresh cranberries
  • ½cuphoney or maple syrup
  • ½cupwater
  • 1tsporange zestpreferably organic
  • ½tspground cinnamonoptional
  • ¼cupfresh orange juiceoptional


  1. Rinse the cranberries well and drain off excess water. Pick through the cranberries and discard any fleshy pieces.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, honey and water.

  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have popped and the mixture has thickened, for 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the orange zest.

  5. Add the cinnamon and orange juice into the pot.

  6. Serve with turkey, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1227.80kcal
  • Fat: 0.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 328.23g
  • Fiber: 10.49g
  • Sugar: 306.15g
  • Protein: 3.54g
  • Sodium: 29.21mg
  • Calcium: 96.00mg
  • Potassium: 830.19mg
  • Iron: 2.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 30.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 149.78mg
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