Need a cranberry sauce that’s delicious and low in sugar?
Check out my 4-ingredient healthy cranberry sauce sweetened with fruit and agave!
I used to think cranberry sauce was one of the staples on Thanksgiving that nobody actually liked but had to be served- kind of like gefilte fish on Passover or fruit cake on Christmas. But when I first had well-made cranberry sauce, it all made sense. The subtle bitterness with the tart and the sweetness, um yum! Needless to say, I now love cranberry sauce but I had to figure out a way to reduce the sugar since cranberry sauce can have a lot of sugar.
Cranberries, by themselves, are great for you. They are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories and they’re low in calories. In order to preserve the health benefits of cranberries while still making the sauce totally delicious, I added orange juice and pureed pineapple as well as a little agave. Agave is naturally sweater than sugar so little bit goes a long way. Plus, it’s vegan which is great if you or any of your guests are also vegan. The orange, pineapple and agave all bring out the amazing flavors in the cranberry sauce and you will have NO idea it’s lower in sugar! Check it out…
- 12 ounce bag of cranberries
- 1 orange, juiced
- 1 cup pineapple (crushed or pureed)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup agave syrups
- Put all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to boil over medium-high heat
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for another 10-15 minutes till cranberries have popped. Stir occasionally.
- Allow to cool before refrigerating
- Sauce will continue to gel in fridge.
So I’d love to hear your favorite way to spruce up cranberry sauce! Please share in the comments below. And if you try this low sugar cranberry sauce, let me know by tagging @jessicaspirord!