Skip the canned version and make this healthy cranberry sauce instead! It's naturally sweetened and the perfect addition to your holiday menu. Plus, it comes together in under 20 minutes with just 5 simple ingredients!
Combine cranberries, maple syrup and orange juice in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens up to your desired consistency and the cranberries have popped. This will take about 10-15 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and orange zest. Taste and add more sweetener if needed.
Serve immediately or let cool in the fridge until ready to serve.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
- Orange juice: If you don't have orange juice on hand or don't want that added flavor, water works as well.
- Frozen cranberries: I tested this with frozen cranberries and it definitely works but takes longer for the sauce to thicken! I still preferred the recipe with fresh cranberries but if you only have frozen cranberries on hand, that's just fine!
Serving: 1/8 of recipee | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g