Cranberry sauce

Forgo the canned variety and try this tasty homemade cranberry sauce.

Cranberry sauce

Cranberries are just one of those foods — you either love them or you hate them. If you were lucky enough to grow up with homemade cranberry sauce, you know it’s better than the canned version, which is filled with sugar and corn syrup.

This version of cranberry sauce is not only tastier — it’s healthier. It has much less sugar, and the ginger adds a bright spiciness that goes well with holiday foods. It’s a perfect addition to your holiday table. You can also use the leftovers on toast like jam.

Servings: 6


  • 1 12-ounce bag of cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup baking blend with natural sweetener and sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger


  1. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Cook until reduced to a syrupy sauce. This usually takes about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 52
  • Total fat: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.5 g
  • Total sugars: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 0 g