This 3-Ingredient Paleo Cranberry Sauce couldn’t be any easier to make. All you need to 15 minutes, cranberries, an orange and honey (or maple syrup) and a pot! This is a great alternative to store bought cranberry sauce which is usually packed with sugar! It’s Paleo, Vegan and SCD Legal. 

Paleo Cranberry Sauce
Let’s be honest, no one lists cranberry sauce as their favourite part of a turkey dinner. In my family, it was always a last minute thought, scooped out of a can as the turkey was being carved.

Paleo Cranberry Sauce
There are so many things that I am loving about this paleo cranberry sauce. Firstly, it is incredibly easy to make, put the ingredients in a saucepan and stir, voila!

Paleo Cranberry Sauce
You don’t need to cook the berries for hours at a time, 10 minutes max and you have a rich and flavourful sauce. I also love how simple this Paleo Cranberry Sauce is, it contains just 3 ingredients, cranberries, honey (or maple syrup) and an orange, that’s all you need.

Paleo Cranberry Sauce
You can customize this recipe to your tastes by adding more or less honey depending on how tart you like it. You can also mush the cranberries with the back of your spoon when stirring if you like the sauce smoother, or leave them whole if you like a chunkier sauce. I find that the flavour of this sauce only improves over a few days, so I would recommend making it 2 to 3 days ahead of time.

Here are a few other Thanksgiving dishes that you might enjoy: 

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3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Every Last Bite
This 3-Ingredient Paleo Cranberry Sauce takes just 15 minutes to make! It's low in sugar and perfect to serve with turkey (Vegan, GF, DF, SCD)
4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Diets Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Nut Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, SCD Legal, Vegan
Servings 4
Calories 476 kcal


  • 300 grams fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup if vegan


  • In a sauce pan on medium heat combine the cranberries, orange zest, orange juice and honey. Let simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the cranberries have all popped and the mixture has begun to thicken (it will thicken more as it cools)
  • Allow to completely cool before serving. You can store it in the fridge for approximately 1 week.
Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 125gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 630mgFiber: 15gSugar: 96g
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