Refined Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups


  • 6 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup juice of 1 large navel orange
  • 1/4 cup +2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • raw organic honey to sweeten to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, add the cranberries, orange zest, orange juice and water.

  2. Cover with a lid, and heat over medium to medium high heat for about 10 minutes.

  3. Lift off the lid, and use a wooden spoon to stir the cranberries, they should be sauce at this point

  4. Add in the honey to taste and desired sweetness level. 

  5. Add the vanilla and stir.

  6. Allow to cool to room temp. Serve at room temp or if not using, put in an airtight container and keep in the fridge.