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Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

This sugar free cranberry sauce is so easy to make with orange juice, grated apple, vanilla extract and cinnamon. It's perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas and is paleo and Whole30 compliant!

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy cranberry sauce, low sugar cranberry sauce, whole30 cranberry sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 38 kcal


  • 227 grams fresh cranberries (or frozen cranberries)
  • 3/4 cup packed grated apple (use a sweet apple such as gala or honey crisp)
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium pot and place it on the stove.

  2. Turn on the heat to medium and bring the ingredients to a boil.

  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries are the texture you desire.

  4. Remove from the heat and serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. This cranberry sauce makes great leftovers and can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  2. If you want to make it a little sweeter feel free to add a little honey or maple syrup. 
  3. If you would like a stronger orange flavour add a bit of orange zest.
Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 73IU1%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.