Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This homemade cranberry sauce recipe can be made with less sugar or no sugar.

Benefits Of Cranberries, Cranberry Sauce Recipe

orange cranberry sauce recipeEveryone loves cranberry sauce.  Guess what?

There are many benefits to eating cranberries.

The cranberry is actually considered one of the super foods.  The little red berry is known for its cancer-fighting properties and the ability to boost your memory.  It is also said to contain anti-aging properties.

Does that sound too good to be true? Not really – cranberries have been the focus of many studies to prove exactly that:

  • University of Illinois, 1996, demonstrated the potential anti-cancer properties of cranberries.
  • University of Western Ontario studied cranberries and showed that breast cancer cells had less tumor development when the other group’s diet was supplemented with cranberries.
  • Tufts University has been finding promising results associated with the high antioxidant properties of cranberries.
  • Even the Journal of the American Dental Association is involved, reporting that a diet including cranberry juice reduces oral bacteria

The cranberry is a powerhouse of nutrients.  Don’t kill the benefits by adding too much sugar or buying canned. Homemade cranberry sauce is simple to make and when you make it yourself, you can control the sugar content.

Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:lose weight naturally

1 cup water and/or juice of orange
1 cup sugar
1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1 Tbs. grated or zested organic orange peel
1/4 cup chopped nuts of choice
Optional: 1 Pkt. Sure Gel


  1. Optional: Chop half of the cranberries coarsely.
  2. Put all ingredients into a small sauce pot.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Cool overnight before service.

Cranberry sauce does have its own natural pectin but if you want your cranberry sauce more jellied, then dissolve 1/2 packet Sure Gel in 2 Tbs. water (allow to sit for 5 minutes) then stir into finished cranberry sauce before refrigerating.

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce:

This cranberry sauce recipe works well for less sugar or sugar free variations:

  • You can use less sugar if you prefer a tart cranberry sauce.
  • This recipe works well with non-nutritive sweeteners if you wish.  Stir your sweetener in after cooking process and before cooling.  Gradually add your non-nutritive sweeteners to  the warm sauce until you get the desired sweetness.

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