Recipe of the Week

Healthy Holiday Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 cup xylitol or stevia
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries


  1. Place the cranberries in a colander and rinse them. Pick out and discard any damaged or bruised cranberries.
  2. Put the water and xylitol or stevia in a medium saucepan on high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the xylitol or stevia.
  3. Add the cranberries to the pot and return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst.
  4. Once the cranberries have burst you can leave the cranberry sauce as is, or dress it up with other ingredients.
  5. Remove the pot from heat. Let cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to a bowl to chill in the refrigerator. Note: that the cranberry sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.