Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Healthy Living, Recipes


Cranberry sauce isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore. This easy homemade cranberry sauce is a flavorful, fresh topping for turkey and a healthy condiment for sandwiches.

Making your own sauces, dressings, jams and jellies are sure ways to know what’s going into your food and on your family’s plates. There isn’t one ingredient or preservative, artificial color, or additive in this sauce. Cranberries are full of vitamin C and a good source of fiber. Like many other berries, they are high in antioxidants which protect our cells from the damage of free radicals, and numerous studies have shown benefit with cranberries for their effect on improving urinary health and preventing urinary tract infections.</em

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital


  • 1 bag (12oz) fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp finely minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp maple sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Orange zest for garnish


In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients except orange zest and cook on high heat.

Bring mixture to a boil.

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until reduced by half. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool and thicken. Serve cold, at room temperature or warm.

Garnish with orange zest before serving, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp

Calories: 39

Sodium: 40mg

Fat: 0g

Carbohydrates: 10g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Fiber: 2g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Protein: 0g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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