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Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Sauce Recipe: Sweetened Naturally

This wholesome cranberry sauce recipe is a delicious, naturally-sweetened way to bring this staple Thanksgiving dish to your family table.

Course Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 283 kcal
Author Sarah Ozimek



  1. To make this cranberry sauce recipe add cranberries, diced apples, water, nutmeg, and cloves to a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries have burst and the apples have begun to soften.
  2. Add the maple syrup and continue to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened, 10-15 minutes.
  3. Taste and add additional maple syrup to sweeten, if desired.


If you like a smooth sauce, puree the mixture using an immersion blender, or transfer the sauce to a stand mixer and puree until smooth. Return to the saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat until your desired thickness is reached.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Sauce Recipe: Sweetened Naturally
Amount Per Serving (2 Tbsp)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 430mg12%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.