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Low-Sugar Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry Orange Ginger Sauce

Low-Sugar Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Jessica Braider
I briefly forgot how incredibly easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce. I couldn’t resist buying a bag of beautiful red cranberries during Thanksgiving season. As I’ve been trying to eat little to no added sugar lately, I wanted to make a low-sugar cranberry sauce. This version of low-sugar orange-ginger cranberry sauce is tart but we love the flavor to perk up the muted taste of turkey. You can, of course, always add more maple syrup to taste.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or more to taste


  • In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, juice and ginger, bring it to a boil. Partially cover it and simmer it for 8 – 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries are very tender and the sauce is thick.
  • Stir in the maple syrup, remove it from the heat, and let it cool. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze it for up to 3 months.


Nutritional Information per Serving (% based upon Daily Values):
Calories 135, Total Fat 0.5g, 0.5%, Saturated Fat 0g, 0%, Cholesterol 0mg, 0%, Sodium 5mg, 0.1%, Carbohydrate 34.5g, 11.5%, Dietary Fiber 5.5g, 21.5%, Sugar 22g, Protein 1g
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Keyword Dairy-Free, Fall, Freezer-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Holidays/Special Events, Kosher, Make-Ahead, Nut-Free, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian
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