3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Prep time: 5 mins      Cook time: 15 mins      Rest time: 10 mins     Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 6+ people

This cranberry sauce is animal-based friendly and made with just 3 ingredients: cranberries, orange juice, and maple syrup.

Note: this is not my original recipe. Credit to Cook Eat Paleo. While I was doing research on how to make cranberry sauce, I came across her recipe. It was perfect. I couldn’t bring myself to change a single thing!

3-ingredient cranberry sauce


What you need to make 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:

  • Cranberries
  • Orange juice
  • Maple syrup (or raw honey (ASHLEYR for 10% off); Note: I recommend local or Manuka)

Equipment:

(for the full recipe, scroll to the bottom)

Substitutions

Honey can be used in place of maple syrup.

3-ingredient cranberry sauce

3-ingredient cranberry sauce


How to make 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

3-ingredient cranberry sauce

3-ingredient cranberry sauce

Note: this is not my original recipe. Credit to Cook Eat Paleo. While I was doing research on how to make cranberry sauce, I came across her recipe. It was perfect. I couldn’t bring myself to change a single thing!

3-ingredient cranberry sauce

3-ingredient cranberry sauce


Make the cranberry sauce.

In your 8″ cooking pan, add the cranberries, orange juice, and maple syrup and bring to medium heat. Stir to incorporate all ingredients evenly.

Simmer until the cranberries pop and the sauce thickens, about 10-15 minutes or so. Stir occasionally.

3-ingredient cranberry sauce

Cool the sauce and serve.

Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.

Serve cool or at room temperature – whatever you prefer. Enjoy!

If there are leftovers, store them in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

3-ingredient cranberry sauce


Tips to make the best 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

  • I recommend using maple syrup instead of honey due to how well it pairs with the cranberries.

3-ingredient cranberry sauce


Other favorite dinner ideas:

Street Gyro Bowls

Loaded Burger Bowls

Tropical Taco Bowls

Chicken Bacon Tacos

Cobb ‘Salad’ with Duck Fat Ranch Dressing

Simple Oxtail Soup

3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

3-ingredient cranberry sauce

 

3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is animal-based friendly and made with just 3 ingredients: cranberries, orange juice, and maple syrup.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Food Type: Appetizer, Dessert, Holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet Preference: AIP, Dairy-Free, Desserts, Dinner, Dip, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Side Dish, Snack
Author: Ashley Rothstein

Equipment

  • 8″ Cooking pan

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or raw honey (ASHLEYR for 10% off); I recommend local or Manuka)

Instructions

Note: this is not my original recipe. Credit to Cook Eat Paleo. While I was doing research on how to make cranberry sauce, I came across her recipe. It was perfect. I couldn’t bring myself to change a single thing!

    If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

      Make the cranberry sauce.

      • In your 8″ cooking pan, add the cranberries, orange juice, and maple syrup and bring to medium heat. Stir to incorporate all ingredients evenly.
      • Simmer until the cranberries pop and the sauce thickens, about 10-15 minutes or so. Stir occasionally.

      Cool the sauce and serve.

      • Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.
      • Serve cool or at room temperature - whatever you prefer. Enjoy!
      • If there are leftovers, store them in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

      Other favorite dinner ideas:

      Street Gyro Bowls

      Loaded Burger Bowls

      Tropical Taco Bowls

      Chicken Bacon Tacos

      Cobb ‘Salad’ with Duck Fat Ranch Dressing

      Simple Oxtail Soup

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      Ashley Rothstein

      Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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