cranberry sauce - a classic accompaniment to turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas. This recipe is both quick and relatively healthy with only a little sugar and mainly sweetened with orange. Delicious and easy.
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cranberry sauce

This version of the classic Holiday side is lower in sugar and with a fantastic zesty flavor.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: cranberry sauce, traditional Christmas recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries 150g, or frozen, defrosted
  • 1 orange juice and zest ie juice and finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar


  • Put cranberries, orange juice and rind and sugar in a small pan over a medium heat.
  • Bring to the boil and keep heating until all the cranberries pop and the sauce thickens up- the cranberries should be fairly mushy. It will take about 15min in all.
  • Check the taste and add a little more sugar to taste.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1.9% | Vitamin C: 27.2% | Calcium: 1.6% | Iron: 0.5%