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Cranberry Sauce with Maple, Cinnamon and Apple

cranberry sauce with apples in a white dish with a silver spoon

Cranberry sauce is so easy to make and so popular in my house that I always make two versions, one slightly savory, and a sweet one. This is the sweet one.  In addition to the apples, most of the sweetness comes from erythritol and stevia, both zero glycemic sweeteners. The rest is from maple syrup and coconut sugar, each of which has a slightly lower glycemic index and more nutrients than refined white sugar.

Make this cranberry sauce a day or two ahead of time, keep it in the fridge, and serve it cold.

Cranberry Sauce with Maple, Cinnamon and Apple

By Springhouse Turtle Serves: many
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

This tart-sweet Cranberry sauce is reminiscent of apple pie filling with a bite. Use any apples you like. I prefer gala apples, which are on the sweeter side.


  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup erythritol
  • 1/8 teaspoon stevia powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 apples (I use gala apples), cored and diced. I don't peel them.
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups water



In a small bowl, toss the apples with the sweeteners and cinnamon.


Put the cranberries, apples, water and maple syrup into a medium saucepan with a lid.


Turn up the heat, stir and bring to a boil.


Cover and remove from heat. The sauce will look thin, but will gel as it cools.


Cool completely, pour into a glass container, cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

An apple slicer makes coring apples easy. I don’t peel the apples for this sauce.

sliced apple in a green and black apple slicer

Cut the apples into small dice.

apple section cut into dice with stainless knife on wood cutting board

Toss the apples, sweeteners and cinnamon together in a bowl.

sweeteners, cinnamon and apples in a clear glass bowl with a wood spoon

Put the apples and cranberries into a saucepan, add water, and bring to a boil.

apple-sugar mixture poured into a stainless steel pot with cranberries

As soon as the sauce boils, remove it from the heat. As it cools, the sauce will gel. Store it in a glass container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

apples and cranberries at a boil in a stainless steel saucepan

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