Cranberry sauce is probably one of the easiest things to make but one of the most overlooked when it comes to Thanksgiving. Most people either buy the canned version at the store or use the one that they get in the Thanksgiving meal kit. I do think that the one that comes in the meal kit is better than the canned version but still nothing like fresh homemade sauce. This Healthy Cranberry Sauce is easy to make, tastes great, and is healthier than most versions out there.
Canned Cranberry Sauce
So here’s the funny thing, even if I do make this version homemade version of my Healthy Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving dinner, I still buy the canned version. My step Dad loves the stuff! He keeps it on hand even when it’s not the holidays. He will definitely have some of the healthy cranberry sauce but will still stay loyal to his canned sauce too. That’s one thing that I truly appreciate about him. He stays loyal to what he likes and is like that in every aspect of life. He’s a rarity in this day and age. So even if I make my own version, I always make sure to have the canned version just for him. Who does that? Me apparently!
Homemade vs Canned
In my opinion any homemade version of cranberry sauce trumps the canned version taste wise and in appearance as well. Being that it’s so easy to make and clean up is quick, I always volunteer to bring this to any holiday party I’m invited to.
This version of the holiday condiment for you turkey dinner is made without sugar, has a great tartness to it, and has a beautiful color that completes the table or plate just devine.
Give this delicious holiday recipe a try and tag me if you make it. Let me know what you think!Print
Healthy Cranberry Sauce
Low sugar and healthy cranberry sauce made from scratch.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 10 serving
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
1 12 oz bag of fresh or frozen cranberries (340 grams)
5 grams of Baking Stevia
4 grams Madhava Better Baking Blend
1 4 oz single serve no sugar added pineapple cup
1/2 cup water
- Bring half cup water to a boil
- Add Baking Stevia, Better Baking Blend, and juice from the pineapple cup to the boiling water and mix until dissolved
- Add cranberries, reduce heat to simmer, and cook stirring occasionally until cranberries have burst and sauce becomes thick
- Mixture will become thicker the longer it cooks. It will also thicken a little more when let standing after you are done cooking it
- Remove from heat, let cool, add remaining pineapple pieces, and mix well
- Refrigerate for at least two hours and serve when ready.
I love the sweetness and flavor the pineapple gives this sauce. Any leftovers I use as toppings for yogurt parfaits or anything that needs a little sweetness.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 24
- Sugar: 3
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 5
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: cranberry sauce, sauce, Thanksgiving, dinner
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