No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a side of delicious cranberry sauce. Instead of picking up canned cranberry (which is loaded with sugar), why not make your own? This sauce combines fresh cranberries, warm fall spices, a hint of citrus, and agave syrup. Best of all, between prep and cook time, this cranberry sauce is ready in 15 minutes, and it can be made up to three days in advance.

7 Ingredients

  • 3 cups cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3-4 grinds black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally as cranberries begin to pop, until liquid has been absorbed and sauce is thick and chunky.
  2. Remove from heat, cool, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve at room temperature.
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