Cranberry Carols | A Sugarless Sauce


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Stovetops sing, are you listening?

In our homes, food is glistening…

A beautiful sight,

We’re happy tonight,

Feasting in a winter wonderland! 

I’ve been shamelessly singing Christmas carols since summertime, but ‘TIS THE SEASON, my dear joy-givers!

Bright lights are magically appearing everywhere (elves, perhaps?) and even the skies are dressing up extra-festive in brilliant crimson and gold. And you know what that means… it’s time to cook up some Christmas cheer!

This healthy homemade cranberry sauce is rosy as Rudolph’s nose and as sweet as Santa’s smile. I’ve been using it in pies and wraps and stir-fried with my veggies (I know it sounds weird but it’s seriously delish… recipes coming soon!!) but here’s the super-simple star of the show!

Wishing you very, very merry almost-Christmas days!



  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 4 oranges
  • 16 dates (minced)
  • ½“ ginger (minced)


Cut oranges in half and squeeze juice into saucepan. Toss all ingredients in and cook on medium-high until desired consistency, approx. 12-15 minutes. Listen to the cranberries pop, pop, pop and sing along!

Yes, it’s really this easy! Happy carolling! 😀

**Update: For a fabulous cranberry muffin, head over to Bam’s Kitchen for a tasty treat! I love her creativity!



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  • moderngirlnutrition
    December 7, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Yum! I love the pics, too:)

  • ledrakenoir
    December 7, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Sounds and looks great… 🙂

  • Books & Art - Spirit & Soul - Lesley Fletcher
    December 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    ㋡♪♬♫☮ 🙂 Looks wonderful!

  • Spiritual World Traveler
    December 7, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Sound delish!!!

  • Healthy Glow Nutrition
    December 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    This cranberry sauce looks amazing! I am sure it smells and tastes even better. I should make this to bring to my brother’s place for Christmas dinner 🙂 Thanks for the recipe 🙂
    xo Éva

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM

      Oh yes, they’ll love it! Thanks for the thanks, I love sharing fun creations!! Big love! XO

  • Ali
    December 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    It certainly is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!! Love your cranberry sauce, looks delicious!

  • Bam's Kitchen
    December 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    I tried your recipe and it was just beautiful! Thank you, it will be on my holiday list always. Take Care, BAM

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      YAY!!! So happy to hear that!! Have a BEAUTIFUL holiday full of love and joy! <3

      • Bam's Kitchen
        December 9, 2012 at 5:00 AM

        I just made some muffins with your cranberry sauce. Please see my new post. I had to add a couple more oranges to mine as I used some Japanese mikans and they are smaller but juicer so mine is not as thick as your sauce but it sure was delicious. Take care, BAM

        • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
          December 9, 2012 at 6:18 AM

          Brilliant!! I shall include your recipe in my post right away! You are so creative and wonderful, it’s truly inspiring! 😀

  • Gallivanta
    December 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Dates with cranberries; that’s clever.

  • Our Life In 3D
    December 8, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    My wife actually made this for our Thanksgiving this year. A delightful change. If you have an ice cream maker I am going to post a D-lish holiday ice cream in a few days. Have a great weekend Ms Sufey!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      December 8, 2012 at 11:48 AM

      Yum! Cranberry sauce and ice cream does goes well with any holiday! 😀

      • Our Life In 3D
        December 8, 2012 at 11:51 AM

        And she did some great Cranberry bars too. (I ate way too many!) I am looking at your blog to steal an image of you smiling, (if I can find one) for an award I won and other blog nominations. Is that OK?

        • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
          December 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM

          Haha absolutely! I’d totally appreciate a link back to this site with the image! 🙂 Thanks Andy! xx

          • Our Life In 3D
            December 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM

            It is my pleasure! I stole the one of yo standing on your head. When I find your email address I will shot you the recipes for the cranberry bars (cranberries, oats and sugar) and the Oreo Mint ice cream

          • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
            December 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM

            Haha yay! My e-mail is 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing! xx

          • Our Life In 3D
            December 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM

            my pleasure Sufey. The email will come from ‘mccleafhome’ Have a great weekend! Thanks for the smiles 🙂

          • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
            December 8, 2012 at 12:29 PM

            Can’t wait! Thank YOU! 😀

  • yummychunklet
    December 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Tasty looking and with great color!

  • Creative Expressions
    December 8, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    AWESOME!!! I am aligning with my desires. Yipeeee. I bought cranberries some days ago….today I bought some fresh somewhat local oranges….and here I am absorbing the Universe once again. Thanks for contributing to my PIL (Perfect Imagined Life). MERRY CHRISTMAS

  • petspeopleandlife
    December 8, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    I will make this because there is no sugar. I have been using honey to sweeten the cranberries that I cook.

  • petit4chocolatier
    December 9, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    So delicious!! And sugarless; wow! Love the ginger.

  • Naomi Baltuck
    December 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    This looks great!

  • Elaine
    December 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    This will be perfect for this year’s christmas dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  • jalal michael sabbagh.
    December 27, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Have a blessed and joyous new year.jalal

  • pix & kardz
    January 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    although i like to shake things up with the very little bit of cooking i do, i am usually a purist when it comes to cranberries. i usually prefer cranberries with my cranberries 🙂
    however this looks beautiful. thanks for sharing.
    and thank you for following my blog! much appreciated 🙂

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