Naturally Sweetened Holiday Cranberry Sauce

I am so happy this time of year because it’s “cranberry season”
and it’s so easy to find them in grocery stores right now to make  one of my favorite side dishes!! 
I like to buy quite a few bags to freeze
(which they do very well) so I can enjoy them all year long 🙂
I am so glad I have found a way to prepare
them without all the refined sugar that generally goes into them.

Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients
which  have a very positive impact on ones health.
They are also a very potent anti-inflammatory food
which serves us well if we want to be disease and pain free.
They are also protective against many different types of cancers
and help prevent and treat urinary tract infections as well.

When prepared right ,they are super delicious!!
So get ready to enjoy a delightful and healthy side dish
for the holidays this year guilt free 😉
Oh and did I mention how easy they are to make???  Well, you’ll have some ready in no time.


1-8 ounce bag organic fresh cranberries
1/2 cup filtered water (see why it’s so important to use only filtered water here)
******** If you like your sauce a little thinner add an additional 1/4 cup water **********
2 Tablespoons  raw honey
4 dropperfuls  Steviaclear liquid stevia or just add an additional 2 Tablespoons raw honey
1/4 teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon or use 1-2 drops Plant Therapy Cinnamon Bark oil
1 drop organic sweet orange essential oil (or you can use 1/4 cup orange juice,but then add only 1/4 cup water instead)

Note: If you click on the sweet orange oil link  above it will  take you  to the landing page of Plant Therapy where you can purchase the oil there if you choose too,and if you scroll up to the top of the same  page it will show you their newly featured Holiday blend of oils if your interested in smelling your home up in a mighty good way but without toxic chemicals that they put nowadays  in many scented candles and potpourri oils. Plus enjoy all the amazing health benefits of each oil as well 🙂

Before cooking add in 1/2 of a diced or grated apple


Put all ingredients in a small saucepan,mix well and bring to a boil.
Then turn down to a simmer for 10-15 minutes or until most of the berries  have popped
and the consistency is as thick as you like .
Put into a small serving bowl to let cool a bit , then cover and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.


Try a spoon or two of cranberry sauce over a piece of pumpkin pie,yum!!
See Gluten free & dairy free pumpkin pie recipe here.



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