Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

Accent your meal with this lower-sugar version of the traditional holiday sauce!

Per serving: 25 calories, 0 fat, 6.6g carbs, and 1.4g sugar.

Saves: 76 calories, 0 fat, 19.5g carbs, and 21.9g sugars.


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Yield: 6 x approx. 1/3 cup servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

Cranberry sauce, a popular dish particularly during the holidays, is generally high in carbs and sugar calories. This Recipe Makeover uses a sugar replacement to lower the sugar, but without losing the flavor.

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  • 2 cup (8 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries *
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup Equal® Spoonful™ **
  • 2 cup (8 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries *
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar **


Combine cranberries and water in medium saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cranberry skins pop.

Remove from heat; mash slightly. Stir in Equal®. Cover and chill.


** If preferred, can replace artificial sweetener with an equal amount of sugar. (See attached traditional recipe for nutritional information.)


* Please carefully check the ingredients of this product to ensure it contains no gluten, if a gluten-free recipe required.

Thanks to Merisant/Equal -