White bowl with cranberry sauce with orange

Orange Cranberry Sauce




Yield 6 servings

Cranberry sauce is a holiday favorite, and this one with a citrus twist and deeper sweetness thanks to coconut sugar make it a great holiday dish!


Cranberry Sauce Ingredients:


  1. Begin by juicing enough of an orange to get about 1/4 cup of water and then fill up the rest of the measuring cup with water until you have 1 cup of liquid total.


  2. Add the liquid and 1 cup of coconut sugar to a pan and bring it to a boil. Then add the cranberries, cinnamon and allspice and cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce is thick.


  3. Remove from the heat and stir in about 1 teaspoon of orange zest and then transfer the sauce to a glass dish. Then cover with saran wrap so the wrap touches the top of the sauce so it doesn’t form a skin.


  4. Chill completely and the enjoy, so feel free to make this a day in advance! Top with extra orange zest and then dig in!


Quick Tip: You can use regular sugar instead of coconut sugar, but I used the latter to avoid refined sugar and it's lower on the glycemic index.

Courses Side Dish

Cuisine Holiday

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 152

% Daily Value

Sodium 1 mg


Total Carbohydrates 40 g


Dietary Fiber 3 g


Sugars 35 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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