A good cranberry sauce for those who are avoiding a lot of sugar, which is usually abundant in cranberry sauces. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan cook cranberries and apple juice concentrate over medium heat until cranberries have burst. Chill and serve. You may also add some white sugar if the recipe isn't sweet enough for you. Only add the extra sugar one tablespoon at a time to avoid over sweetening.

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Nutrition Facts

14.4 calories; 0.1 g protein; 3.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
I tweaked it just a smidge: I added 1/2 c of chopped pecans 6 oz can of mandarin orange segments (drained) and 3 tbsp of brown sugar. I have never made cranberry sauce from scratch before and was curious about how it would "gel"- all of those little berries popped and question answered! I put everything in a saucepan med flame for 10 min. stirred it up and: Fabulous! This will be my recipe from now on!! It is even better the next day. So this could be a day-before recipe too! Thanks so much for the submission!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2014
Do not like how tart this is Read More
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
I tweaked it just a smidge: I added 1/2 c of chopped pecans 6 oz can of mandarin orange segments (drained) and 3 tbsp of brown sugar. I have never made cranberry sauce from scratch before and was curious about how it would "gel"- all of those little berries popped and question answered! I put everything in a saucepan med flame for 10 min. stirred it up and: Fabulous! This will be my recipe from now on!! It is even better the next day. So this could be a day-before recipe too! Thanks so much for the submission!!!! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
I tweaked it just a smidge: I added 1/2 c of chopped pecans 6 oz can of mandarin orange segments (drained) and 3 tbsp of brown sugar. I have never made cranberry sauce from scratch before and was curious about how it would "gel"- all of those little berries popped and question answered! I put everything in a saucepan med flame for 10 min. stirred it up and: Fabulous! This will be my recipe from now on!! It is even better the next day. So this could be a day-before recipe too! Thanks so much for the submission!!!! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
This is good stuff! I wasn't able to find unsweetened apple juice concentrate (even at the health food store!) so I just used the kind with sugar. I was actually glad I did because it is definitely tart! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2012
I LOVE this recipe! I've always been a huge fan of canned cranberry sauce but in the past few years I haven't bought a single can. This recipe is amazingly simple and amazingly delicious. I buy extra cranberries in November and December and freeze them just so I won't have to wait until fall to have more. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2003
I tried this with a little different tack: I used 7 pared and chopped apples (not peeled) and two bags of cranberries. Then I crocked it for 12 hours. It turned out very tart--I added about a 1/4 c. of white sugar--and not quite as 'apple saucy'-as I wanted. I think next time I'll raise the apple-to-cranberry ratio maybe with same # of apples but only one bag of cranberries. This left me with 1 1/2 qt of sauce plenty for a large dinner party. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2004
Loved this recipe! I like my cranberries not to sweet still on the tart side so the apple juice concentrate was enough sweetener (didn't add sugar). Plus the juice is a healthier natural sweetener instead of refined sugar. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Very good! I totally misread the recipe and ended up using regular apple juice....wondered why it was so tart! I ended up adding agave nectar to it and it was very good! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I never liked cranberries before I tried this recipe 2 years old when I made thanksgiving dinner with my father in law (he can't have sugar) ANd I love it now I will make every year. It also so easy. Great job. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2007
This is awesome if you don't mind your cranberry sauce on the tart side. I doubled the amount of apple concentrate and used this with 12 oz of cranberries. This was the perfect sweetness for me. No need for extra sugar. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
I couldn't believe how easy and delicious this recipes is. I did add sugar to mine about 4 tablespoons. I plan on making it again at my next holiday meal! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2014
Do not like how tart this is Read More