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Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup xylitol or sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Continue boiling sauce 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly until sauce is moderately thickened.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue cooking 5-10 minutes until sauce is completely thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and let cranberry sauce cool. Chill sauce until ready to serve.


Store cranberry sauce in refrigerator up to 4 days.