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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce with Parsnips

A healthy, reduced sugar cranberry sauce that's sweetened with parsnips and maple syrup. Recipe yields ~2.5-3 cups.
Course Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 110kcal
Cost $8 total


  • cutting board and knife
  • large pot and spoon


  • 3 cups cranberries
  • 2 parsnips diced, about 1 cup
  • cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup water


  • In a large pot, combine cranberries, diced parsnips, maple syrup, and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until all of the cranberries have "popped." 
  • Use a large spoon to gently pop the rest of the cranberries and stir the sauce. It should be pretty thick by the time you take it off the stove, and it will thicken up a bit more as it cools. The parsnips should be fairly tender, but you can keep the sauce on the stove until they cook a little more if desired. 


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Serve with Thanksgiving turkey, or mix into oatmeal and yogurt and serve with pork or fish.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg