• Marisa Louise

Paleo Orange Cranberry Sauce

The easiest and MOST DELICIOUS, thick and lush cranberry sauce! This will be your new go-to Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe--I promise!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Although for some of us, Thanksgiving *may* be a little different this 2020, I hope and pray yours is still spent with your loved ones, plenty of delicious food, and a heart full of thankfulness! I know that's what mine will be filled with, and I'm so excited and grateful for it!

This 2020, it's time to ditch your basic, canned cranberry sauce, and whip up a delicious (and nutritious!) batch of this orange-infused cranberry sauce! I promise it'll be your new favorite Thanksgiving side dish--like seriously, I used to not be a fan of cranberry sauce until I started making this stuff, it's too good! And now, I've been making it every year since, and you can, too! ;)

So, go and grab your fresh cranberries, a few oranges and some spices, and let's get cooking! :) Recipe below!


Paleo Orange Cranberry Sauce

- Yields 1 3/4 cups -


  • 3 cups fresh cranberries

  • 3/4-1 cup orange juice, freshly-squeezed

  • 1/2-3/4 cup Lakanto monkfruit, maple sugar, or coconut sugar (will have a stronger roasty-flavor - I used monkfruit!)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice

  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger

  • A pinch of salt


  1. Add your cranberries, orange juice and sweetener to a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop.

  2. Stir and cook, bringing the cranberry mixture to a boil (about 5-10 mins), then lower the heat to a simmer and allow it to cook 5-10 more minutes, stirring and scraping the sides occasionally to prevent the sugar from burning, until most of the cranberries have burst and the sauce has thickened (it will thicken quite a bit while cooling as well!)

  3. Turn the heat off and stir in the spices and seasonings. Allow the sauce to cool for about 15 minutes in the saucepan. Once it's no longer too hot to handle, transfer to a container or dish, cover, and refrigerate if desired until cooled to your preference, then serve.

  4. The cranberry sauce can be reheated as you like, served as a side dish or topping for anything, or used for cooking/baking in other recipes. Store leftovers in a lidded container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!



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