Photo of cranberry sauce in a blue bowl on a marble slab scattered with fresh cranberries against a grey background

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

This Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce is super easy to make, sweet and tangy and naturally sweetened!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Keyword orange cranberry sauce, sugar free cranberry sauce, vegan cranberry sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 114kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 400 g (4 cups) fresh cranberries (or sub frozen cranberries)
  • 400 ml (1 2/3 cup) orange juice (freshly squeezed or from a carton)
  • 6 tablespoons (6 tablespoons) date syrup to taste (or sub any other sweetener)


  • Place all ingredients in a pan
  • Cook on a low heat, stirring regularly, for around 20 minutes or until softened and broken down - add little splashes of water if it starts to get dry whilst cooking.
  • Taste and add more date syrup if necessary
  • Keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days - also freezes well


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 42.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.3mg