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A wood bowl with homemade cranberry sauce and a spoon in the bowl with a white plate with cranberry sauce in the background and loose cranberries on a wood table


Homemade Cranberry Clementine Sauce with fresh ginger is so easy to make and so much tastier than canned sauce, and it's better for you! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword cranberry sauce, healthy homemade cranberry sauce, low sugar cranberry sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 90 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 8 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 oranges or 4 clementines juiced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar See Note
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • zest from 1 orange or 2 clementines


  1. Put the cranberries, juice, and water in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. When the cranberries begin to burst reduce the heat to simmer and stir in the sugar, ginger, and orange zest. Cook until the water evaporates and the mixture thickens, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl and cool in the refrigerator It will thicken even more as it cools and is refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

Taste the cranberry sauce and add more sugar if it's too tart for you.

The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 27.2mg33%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.