Most homemade cranberry sauces are made with sugar, but this one-- flavored with unsweetened applesauce and spices-- gets its sweetness from the maple syrup that's added in after cooking.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Remove 2 teaspoons zest and squeeze 1/4 cup juice from orange. In a medium saucepan combine orange juice, cranberries, water, applesauce, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes or until most of the cranberries pop and mixture is slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in maple syrup and orange zest. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes (sauce will thicken as it chills).

  • Pour half of the sauce into a blender or food processor; cover and blend or process until smooth. Stir pureed sauce into the remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup
55 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 14.2g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 10.6g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 34.3IU; vitamin c 7.6mg; folate 2.4mcg; calcium 19.1mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 5.8mg; potassium 70.9mg; sodium 2.7mg.

1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate