I’ve always thought that homemade versions of classic recipes taste much better than store bought versions, and cranberry sauce is a perfect example of this. Although I loved the canned jellied cranberry sauce that we always ate on Thanksgiving when I was young, after I tried making cranberry sauce from scratch one year, I was hooked.
Most homemade cranberry sauce recipes call for a lot of sugar… enough that I’d classify cranberry sauce as a dessert and not a side dish. For those who haven’t tried them, plain cranberries are very tart, so I wasn’t sure how much it would be possible to reduce the sugar and still have an enjoyable sauce, but unrefined natural sweeteners (honey) and delicious fruits filled in the gaps.
This recipe still has more natural sugars than we normally eat, but is a much healthier option to the ones that actually contain refined sugar and is a delicious treat for Thanksgiving dinner.
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, also check out my healthy versions of Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Butternut Squash Soup, and Root Vegetable Stuffing.
You can also download and print my entire Thanksgiving menu and shopping list here if you are cooking this year and want an easier solution.
Sugarless Cranberry Sauce
Do you eat cranberry sauce? What foods do you always have at Thanksgiving? Share below!