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Simple Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This homemade cranberry sauce is delicious and easy to prepare, made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, zest, coconut sugar, and fresh whole cranberries.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 72kcal
Author Amee


  • 12 oz package whole fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup coconut sugar can sub natural brown sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • dash freshly grated nutmeg


  • Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Cook for 10 minutes on a low boil, stirring occasionally.  Cool to room temperature, then cover and chill until ready to serve.  


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg