Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Reduced Sugar Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Are you trying to cut back on sugar but love your cranberry sauce? My girls and I played around with the recipe on the back of the cranberry package and came up with a delicious reduced sugar cranberry sauce recipe.

Even though I eat MAINLY whole, unprocessed food I enjoy the holidays without guilt. In moderation, of course. I’m always looking for ways to make the Less than healthy yummy things a little healthier. 

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reduced sugar cranberry sauce recipe

We wanted to make a little something for our neighbors that didn’t take a ton of time but makes a great gift. Cranberry sauce can be a little too tart for the kiddos so we followed advice from my aunt to add in cherry juice and a bit of orange.

reduced sugar cranberry sauce recipe

We also cut back on sugar when possible, especially around the holidays when we’re eating way more sugar than we eat the rest of the year. The original recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar and that seemed like a lot so we experimented and tried reducing to 1/2 the sugar (1/2 cup) and added in cherry juice to still give some sweetness to cut the tart flavor.


Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Author: UnprocessedJESS
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  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Juice
  • 1 Bag of Cranberries
  • Juice from one Orange
  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in cranberries, cherry juice, orange juice and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir and heat on medium until cranberries begin to pop.
  4. Remove from heat and transfer to glass container.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Enjoy!
  7. TIP: Use lid to shield yourself from popping cranberry juice

Easy to make and kids can help!

My youngest helped with my supervision. Be careful when working with the stove, especially with little ones.

reduced sugar cranberry sauce recipe

We bought Ball Glass Jars as containers to give as gifts.

Try this reduced sugar cranberry sauce recipe this holiday. Goes great with turkey or as a side any time of the year.

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