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Naturally Sweetened Spiced Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 people 1x


This spiced cranberry sauce is sweetened with a combination of real fruit and honey.


  • 1 12-ounce package of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Zest from one orange, chopped
  • Juice from one orange
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of honey (or more if you prefer a sweeter sauce)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Simmer over medium-low heat until berries have all popped, the fruit is very soft, and the sauce has thickened (about 30 minutes).
  3. Remove cinnamon stick and serve hot or cold.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: side dish
  • Cuisine: American