10-min Clean Cranberry Sauce

Laura Franklin, CNP, FMCHCGluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Side Dishes, Sides, VeganLeave a Comment

To me, cranberry sauce is a staple when it comes to turkey dinners, so I’ve been preparing this recipe around Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter for a few years now; I love the colour + sweet/tartness it adds! This recipe is very clean, simple to make (it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare) and does not use any refined sugar. There are a couple secret ingredients that set this recipe apart from the traditional ones, so expect your family and friends to be pleasantly surprised! Side note: Organic cranberries are not always the easiest to find. I like to buy my organic cranberries when they are seasonally available/well-priced and freeze a couple bags of them, so I can easily make this recipe at any time. When using frozen cranberries for this recipe, it is not necessary to de-frost them first, you just have to simmer them (Step 1) for a little longer than the fresh ones.

10-Min Clean Cranberry Sauce

Makes 2 Cups of Cranberry Sauce



  1. Place a medium pot on the stove and add cranberries, fresh orange juice (or water) and orange zest. Simmer on medium-high for 5-8 minutes or so, stirring occasionally, until cranberries are visibly softened and cooked and you have a "sauce".
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add Himalayan salt, cinnamon, clove, and maple syrup.
  3. Stir to combine, then remove from eat and turn off stove.
  4. Transfer to bowl/container and let cool for several hours before refrigerating or serving warm.
  5. Enjoy!

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