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Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Sweet Cherries

  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 44 minute
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Holiday, Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop, Blender
  • Cuisine: American, Vegan


Why open a blob of canned jellied Cranberry Sauce when you can make your own?  This Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce has no refined sugar, tastes delicious, and is a lot easier to make than you think!


  • 12 oz cranberries
  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 6 medjool dates
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbs orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice


  1. Simply cover your dates with hot water and allow them to soak until softened, at least an hour or so.  
  2. Rinse and drain your cranberries and then add them to a large soup pan
  3. Add the dark cherries, orange zest, and spices
  4. Finally, blend the dates with the 1 cup of orange juice until smooth and pour into the pan
  5. Adjust the heat to med-high until the cranberries begin to pop, then reduce the heat to a slow simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionaly. 
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool.  The sauce will thicken as it cools. 
  7. Adjust seasoning to taste.  If you like it sweeter you can add a few more cherries or blend another date. 

Keywords: sugar-free cranberry sauce