This super simple cranberry sauce recipe is free from added sugar, and beats the canned version any day!
- 2 cups frozen cranberries
- 1 cup apple cider
- 6 dates
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- Finely chop the dates.
- Combine the cranberries, cider, dates, cinnamon and ginger in a medium saucepan. Turn the stove onto medium heat and cook until the cranberries disintegrate, and the sauce becomes thick.
Caitlin K. 23 Nov 2017
Amazing and easy to make! In regards to added sugar, I feel like they mean no added PROCESSED sugars. Natural sugars are a lot easier for ppl to digest and are better for you than processed sugars. If you enjoy apples regularly on a no processed sugars diet, then apple cider (fresh from the orchard, no sugar added) is still in line with your diet plan. Our thanksgiving has a no dairy, no wheat products, no processed sugars restriction this year.... this cranberry sauce was the perfect fit 😊
Jamie J. 18 Nov 2017
Technically, apple cider is full of added sugar so this has added sugar; however, 1/8 cup (2 fl ounces) if this serves 8 isn't the end of the world. It's just annoying that people don't understand what added sugar is!
Ginika Leszczynski 15 Nov 2017
Not really sure it is fair to rate because I strayed from the original recipe but tried to keep to the basic confines of the ingredients. I loved the way mine turned out, however. I used a c. of 'lite' cranberry juice instead of cider, chopped six Medjool dates and about 1/4 cup of chopped candied ginger, 6 teaspoons of sugar (since other reviewer said it tasted sour) and some cinnamon sugar. I upped the cranberries to one 12 oz. bag. After the ingredients boiled and turned to mush, I took it off the stove and added 1 chopped red pear and 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce (store bought). It was still slightly tart but that was the flavor I was going for.....
melanie 15 Nov 2017
Tried this and it was amazing how sweet it was even though there's no added sugar!