Wondering how to make fresh Cranberry Sauce? This easy recipe has only 7 ingredients –cranberries, dried apricots, currants, ginger, orange zest, honey, and water. Better yet? This deliciously tart cranberry sauce is naturally gluten-free!
Each fall, when I see fresh cranberries in the grocery store, I know fall is upon us. My boys love cranberry sauce and love this special recipe that I make for them with dried fruit.
- 1 pound fresh cranberries
- 1½ cups water
- ½ cup dried apricots, cut into quarters
- ¼ cup currants
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- ¼ teaspoon ginger zest
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Place cranberries and water in pot
- Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes
- Add apricots and currants, simmer for 5 minutes
- Add honey, orange and ginger zest and simmer 5 minutes
Now you know how to make fresh cranberry sauce. You can add another recipe to your gluten-free condiment repertoire by making this quick and easy recipe. Serve this healthy dish as a snack or over turkey!
Here are some of my other healthy Paleo recipes that use cranberries:
Okay, so I checked it again and when I told it to print, it left out the orange zest from the recipe.
I just finished making this and I really like it. When I printed out the recipe on 11/15, for some reason, the orange zest did not print, but I do see it online. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving to try it with the turkey.
I am curious about the ginger zest too, and also what if I cannot find currants in my area?
Love this cranberry sauce! It’s not so syrupy sweet and I feel good about serving it….a lot! Just ate some on a yummy pile of quinoa. Thanks….again!
This is probably something I should know but don’t – what is ginger zest? I’ve never hear of it and to me zest is always related to citrus. I’m looking for a good cranberry sauce recipe so now I just need to know what ginger zest is. Thanks.
This was excellent! I added a total of 4 Tbsp of agave, since my family likes it sweet (and my dad still added further sweetener). I could see this being a great topping to chicken, turkey, brisket, salads, grapefruit, smoothies, chocolate cake, cheesecake, etc. :) I especially liked the stewed apricot bits (my husband even ate the apricot bits and he dislikes apricots) and may try making the two of us a batch with more apricots so I can cut back to 2 Tbsp of agave.
You are welcome :-)
I tried out your cranberry sauce. It was really great. Thanks for posting it.
You are welcome and so glad you liked it. This recipe is a favorite in my house.
Elana thank you again for another wonderful holiday recipe. I made your honey cake for Rosh Hashanah and I made your cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. It was amazing! I was nervous-this was my first attempt at making cranberry sauce from scratch. It was so easy and delicious. This is definitely a new Thanksgiving staple. Thanks Elana and Happy Holidays!