Healthy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Healthy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

A perfect accompaniment to the turkey, this is a healthy version of the usual sugar ladened sauces that appear on the Christmas table.

Healthy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

By: Lee Holmes

A fresh, beautiful Christmas cranberry sauce recipe that will be sure to leave everyone at the table wanting more.



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  • 2½ cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained, or frozen cranberries
  • ½ cup rice-malt syrup, plus extra as needed
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • Zest 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon


  • Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium–low and simmer, stirring, for about 10 mins, until the mixture thickens.
  • Taste for sweetness, adding more rice-malt syrup as necessary. Cool and seal in a sterilised jar until ready to use.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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