Recipe: Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Last year for Thanksgiving I made homemade cranberry sauce for the first time. It was really good but I didn’t love how much sugar went into it. There is so much natural sugar in the cranberries and orange, I was sure I could highlight those flavors without adding so much extra sugar.

Domestocrat’s Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce
One 12 oz. bag of whole cranberries (mine were frozen)
1 cups water
2 oranges, juiced and zested
1 inch of peeled ginger, grated
1/2 yellow onion, minced
2 tsp. EVOO
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. agave syrup

Start by sautéing the onions and EVOO over medium heat. They don’t need to be caramelized, just cooked until they are translucent.

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When the onions are cooked, add the water and cranberries. Stir to combine and bring to a slight bubble.

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While the cranberries are cooking peel and grate the ginger.

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Zest and juice the oranges as well.

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After the cranberries have been cooking for 5-7 minutes, add the ginger and orange.

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Drop the heat to low and add the cinnamon, agave, and honey. Mix everything together thoroughly.

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Simmer the cranberry sauce on low for 35-45 minutes. It will naturally thicken and the cranberries will break down considerably. Taste for seasonings and sweetness and adjust to your preferences.

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Transfer the finished cranberry sauce to a tupperware container and allow to cool. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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5 Responses to Recipe: Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

  1. This sounds so good–and great for me to fix for the diabetics in my life

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