Cranberry Sauce (refined sugar-free)

All the simplicity, natural sweetness and tanginess of a traditional cranberry sauce without the refined sugar. Smear it on turkey and... everything else for that matter.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Alison Marras


  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg (omit for AIP)
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch sea salt (to taste)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Bring the sauce to a low boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the cranberries soften and burst, it should take 12-15mins

  3. Stir around with a wooden spoon, and remove from heat and let it sit to cool off. The sauce will thicken as you let it sit. Store in the fridge if not serving day of or serve right away!