This healthy 3 ingredient cranberry sauce has been my go to for several years now. Tangy, sweet, and worth fighting over at the Thanksgiving table! Once you taste this recipe you’ll never buy the canned stuff again!
Cranberry sauce has never been on my list of Thanksgiving favorites until the last few years.
I never cared for the canned stuff and anything homemade I had tried was either way too sweet or way too sour for my liking.
I grew up seeing either one of two things at Thanksgiving: 1) the canned creepy jello that you buy from the store, or 2) an overly sweet sauce that somewhat resembled cranberry but tasted just about as bad as the stuff from the can.
Now that I’ve made my own, I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without it!
This sauce is tangy, sweet (but not overly so) and I could eat it by the spoonful.
As a former cranberry-hater, that’s saying something!
I can’t eat my Thanksgiving favorites without a bite of cranberry sauce along with it!
It really could not be any easier to make.
You can even make it the day before and store in the fridge until it’s time for Thanksgiving dinner.
I love making what I can ahead when preparing for Thanksgiving since I’m usually in a time crunch the day of.
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Healthy 3 Ingredient Cranberry Sauce
This cranberry sauce is the perfect mix of tangy and sweet!
- 3 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- Scant 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil
- After it boils, turn down to low and cook 10-15 minutes, until thick, stirring frequently and smashing with a spoon
- Refrigerate until cold
- serve chilled