Guiltless Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

When it comes to delivering antioxidants, cranberries rank exceptionally high; in fact, they’re second in line to blueberries! With its pinch of citrus zest and other refreshing, all natural ingredients, these cranberries will be a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving table.

2 (12 ounce) bags fresh cranberries
¾ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
½ cup plain, sugar free applesauce
½ cup of water
1 teaspoon orange zest
4 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup molasses
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Put cranberries, orange juice, applesauce and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat to medium. Stir continuously until cranberries start to break open, about 15 minutes
  • Reduce to a simmer and pour water and orange zest over the cranberry mixture. Stir in the honey and molasses.
  • Simmer 10-15 minutes, with a cinnamon stick if desired. Remove stick after cooking.
  • Remove cranberry sauce from heat, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator 4 hours or overnight.
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
15 minutes
Filed Under: 
healthy recipes
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