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Cranberry Sauce

Published in Recipes, Other Author: CentraCare


  • 2 cups of low-calorie cranberry juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar-free or low sugar apricot fruit spread (i.e. Polaner all Fruit Sugar-Free or Smuckers Low Sugar Preserves)


Whisk together cranberry juice and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.

Stir in dried cranberries and fruit spread. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook another 8-10 minutes or until cranberries are rehydrated.

Yield: 2 ½ cups or 10 servings (1 serving = ¼ cup)

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: 0 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 0 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 7 mg
  • Carbs: 31 g.
  • Fiber: 5 g.
  • Protein: 0 g.