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Bowl of homemade cranberry sauce topped with 3 whole cranberries and spoon coming out of it. It is on a towel with cranberries behind it.
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Just 3 ingredients makes this healthy sweetener free Homemade Cranberry Sauce. The perfect compliment to your holiday feast. Whole30, paleo, vegan, and dairy free.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Paleo Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 24kcal
Author Kelly


  • 4 cups whole cranberries (400 grams)
  • 2 cups diced pineapple (300 grams)*
  • 1 small apple, finely diced (about 150 grams)


  • Add cranberries and pineapple to a medium sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until broken down. Be careful that it doesn't burn.
  • Add apple and cook for another 15-20 minutes until softened and combined. Consistency should be a thick chutney.
  • Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to a month.


*you can also use one 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained.
I usually use a Gala apple, but you can use whatever kind you prefer. Green apples will make the recipe more tart.
This recipe is tart as it is just sweetened with fruit. See the suggestions above to make it a little sweeter.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.5g | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2.6g | Vitamin A: 0.4IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 0.3mg | Iron: 0.4mg