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Healthier cranberry sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is made easy, fresh, refined sugar free and with a special kick. This is a healthier homemade version of the sugar loaded cranberry sauce.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries washed and drained.
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1-2 teaspoon orange blossom water.
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional.


  • In a medium saucepan, add the cranberries, honey and water. Mix well to combine.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat stirring every now and then, simmer for 7-10 minutes until all cranberries have popped and the sauce thickened to your satisfaction.
  • Take the pot off heat and add in the orange blossom water and cinnamon if desired.


  • If this is your first experience with orange blossom water or if you are using a brand that is new to you, you may wanna start by adding 1/2 teaspoon, taste then add more until you reach your perfection.
  • Ways to serve cranberry sauce other than with your Thanksgiving turkey
    • Topping for pancakes, waffle and ice cream.
    • Make cranberry brie grilled cheese sandwich.
    • Top a slice of toast with sour cream and a tablespoon of the sauce, my fav. pictured above.
    • Bake oatmeal bars, muffins, coffee cakes or top mini cheesecakes.
    • Make a cranberry mojito mocktail by adding it to the bottom of the glass.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg