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Cran-Blueberry Topping

Published in Recipes, Other Author: CentraCare


  • 1-1/2 cup no added sugar cranberry (or cranberry blend) juice cocktail
  • 1/8 cup Splenda Sugar for Baking
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice


Stir cranberry juice, Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a 2-quart saucepan until blended. Stir in berries. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir one minute; remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in orange juice. Serve warm.

Makes 2 1/2 cups (serving size = 1/4 cup).

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 32
  • Fat: 0 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 0 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Carbs: 6 g.
  • Fiber: 0.5 g.
  • Protein: 0 g.