Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

My family holiday meals still include a side of cranberry sauce—but now it’s this homemade recipe for low-sugar or sugar-free cranberry sauce. If you use honey as your sweetener, this recipe is low-sugar. If you use stevia, then this is a sugar-free cranberry sauce.

Category Paleo, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author V "Paleo Boss Lady" Capaldi


  • 12- ounce bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raw local honey or 1/3 teaspoon liquid stevia


  1. Add all ingredients to saucepan.
  2. Heat over mid-low heat for about 10 minutes or until the berries start popping.
  3. Stir and lower to simmer for another 10 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate or serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you use honey, this recipe is compliant on Kickstart. If you use stevia, it is compliant for Lifestyle and Performance levels.