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Zesty Cranberry Sauce

8 servings

Source: Food for Life by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, MS, RD

A unique twist on classic cranberry sauce! For more holiday recipes like this one, check out our free plant-based Thanksgiving e-cookbook!

About the Recipe

121 Calories · 0.7 g Protein · 2.9 g Fiber


Makes 8 Servings

  • fresh or frozen cranberries (2 cups)
  • orange juice concentrate (1/2 cup)
  • ripe pears, finely chopped (2)
  • medium apple, finely chopped (1)
  • cinnamon (1/4 tsp.)
  • grated orange peel (1 tsp.)
  • raw sugar or other sweetener (1/2 cup or to taste)


  1. Combine cranberries, juice concentrate, pears, apple, cinnamon, and orange peel in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Continue cooking, uncovered, until cranberry skins pop and mixture is thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add sugar or other sweetener to taste.

  3. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving (1/8 of recipe)

Calories: 121
Fat: 0.3 g fat
     Saturated Fat: 0 g
     Calories from Fat: 2.4%
Cholesterol: 0 mg 
Protein: 0.7 g 
Carbohydrate: 30.6 g
Sugar: 25.8 g
Fiber: 2.9 g
Sodium: 6 mg
Calcium: 24 mg
Iron: 0.5 mg
Vitamin C: 30.4 mg
Beta-Carotene: 33 mcg
Vitamin E: 0.3 mg

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