Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce. (with a secret ingredient).

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce. (with a secret ingredient).

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Each year as we gather around for the holiday meals I must admit that generally I've lost the thrill of excitement that once manifested in me as a child. At this point I know exactly how the mashed potatoes are going to taste, the turkey will taste like turkey and on. Its not that I don't love these classic recipes, but my taste buds.. they're bored.

When I'm hosting dinner or bring a dish to pass I love throwing in a surprise ingredient. This little extra something often gains me my favorite response " Oh my god! This is amazing. What the heck did you put in here? I never knew this could taste so good".

I do this often. Sometimes I share my secret ingredient, other-times I keep it to myself. Who doesn't love being begged to bring the same dish the following year?

Last year I added some espresso grounds to my caramel frosting for a giant platter of cinnamon rolls. They were devoured. That one little added touch sent their flavor over the top.

This year- I'll be adding some fresh ginger to my sugar free cranberry sauce. Trust me. Its surprisingly delicious.

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce. (with a secret ingredient).


  • 3 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Zest of 1 small Orange.
  • 1/4 tsp- 1/2 Tsp. Fresh grated Ginger.
  • Nunatural's Stevia to taste.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and boil gently until cranberries have popped and thickened. Add stevia until you reach the sweetness of your preferance.
  2. Start with 1/4 Tsp of fresh ginger and give it a taste after about a few minutes of cooking- if you want more add up to 1/2 tsp. ( I prefer the whole 1/2 tsp- I love the little kick in flavor.)

Brittany Angell

11 comments | Leave your own

  1. Cara

    I’m with you, I love a twist on the classics! Last year I used Chinese 5-spice in my cranberry sauce.

    1. Elizabeth Good

      That sounds wild Cara!

  2. Tracey Brown

    I never would have thought of adding ginger to cranberries! That sounds divine! Thank you I’ll be using your recipe 🙂

  3. Christina

    Sounds great! Where can I find the link to your cinnamon roll recipe from last yr?

  4. Elizabeth Good

    Ginger sounds perfect somehow with cranberry and orange!! And a great late autumn spice to help metabolism and immune system during the lessening light (in Northern hemisphere at least), heavier meals, & often increased social contact of the season that is starting up. Definitely want to try this one.

  5. Barbara

    Another fantastic recipe! Thank you! How much stevia do you personally drop in? I’m still learning how to use stevia and I really need a little guidance. Thanks!

  6. bitt

    I don’t usually do cranberry sauce but I have a bag in the freezer and I think I am going to try this. I even have orange flavored stevia! Perfect I think!

  7. Marcia

    Making this for sure for this Thanksgiving. Q: does the sauce thicken with Stevia as much as it would with sugar?

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