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small bowl of Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce with a spoon

Sugar Free Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

This Sugar-Free Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce is the perfect mix of tangy and sweet with a hint of ginger and bitter orange. No added sugar needed. It's simple to make and taste so delicious. You'll want to have it on your leftovers for days. This recipe is just what your turkey dinner (or sandwich) ordered!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: April


  • 2 cups cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon Grated orange peel
  • Pinch Kosher salt


  • Place cranberries, pomegranate juice and grated ginger into a small saucepan. Grate orange peel over the pan and add the pinch of salt.
  • Place the lid on the saucepan and heat over medium high until the cranberry mixture is bubbling. Cook for 8 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, mash cranberries with a potato masher or fork to smash them down. Continuing cooking with the lid off for another 4 minutes. Sauce will start to thicken.
  • Once the mixture becomes a runny jam-like consistency, remove from heat.
  • You can serve it right away, warm or it will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days in an air-tight container.


This recipe makes about 1.5 cups of sauce. Double all ingredients if you need lots.
This is a runnier cranberry sauce; it's not like "traditional" cranberry sauce from a can. 
Leftovers good for up to 5 days in the fridge. Freeze for up to 3 months.