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No Sugar Cranberry Sauce

The most delicious no sugar cranberry sauce! It is sweetened with apple juice concentrate and orange juice - the perfect pair for cranberries that are naturally tart. Add in spices and you're left with a healthier cranberry sauce to bring to your thanksgiving table!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, sauce
Servings: 10
Author: Heather


  • 2 lb fresh cranberries
  • 12 oz apple juice concentrate (frozen, but defrosted is okay)
  • 1 orange (zest and juice)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • tsp clove
  • tsp all spice


  • In a medium pot, over medium heat combine the cranberries, apple juice concentrate, zest and juice from the entire orange, cinnamon stick, clove and all spice.  Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. You'll hear the cranberries popping as they cook.
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  • After 20 minutes most of the cranberries should have opened up. You can leave any whole cranberries as they are, or mash them. Your preference. Serve the cranberry sauce warm or chill it in the fridge and then serve at room temperature.
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