Paleo Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry Sauce, Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce, Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Paleo Cranberry Sauce:

This Paleo Cranberry Sauce recipe is a great substitute for all the sugar laden cranberry sauces that you find at your typical grocery stores.  Those things sit in aluminum cans where the acidic nature of the cranberry leaches BPA and other toxic chemicals into the cranberry sauce.

They are also loaded with high fructose corn syrup and other sugar alternatives and preservatives.  This recipe just uses real cranberries and antioxidant rich, blood sugar stabilizing herbs to help support your bodies ability to use the sugar in the cranberries more effectively without promoting inflammation.

If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.

Cranberry Sauce, Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce, Paleo Cranberry Sauce

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Paleo Cranberry Sauce




Yield 6 Servings


Optional Ingredient:

  • A few drops of stevia for added flavor


Step #1:  Wash and pick through cranberries to get any debris off.

Step #2:  Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the berries begin to break, or for about 20 minutes.

Step #3:  Remove from heat and let cranberry sauce sit until it reaches room temperatures. The sauce will thicken as it cools.


***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**  

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 60

% Daily Value

Total Carbohydrates 15 g


Dietary Fiber 3 g


Sugars 12 g

Protein 0.5 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Additional Notes: 

This can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and refrigerator.  If you want to use it longer than 3 days, it is best to store in the freezer.

Cranberry Sauce, Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Dr Jockers Comments:

Most cranberry sauces are full of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavorings and preservatives.  It is ideal to get organic cranberries because berries are thin skinned and are typically highly sprayed with chemicals.  So organic is the best way to go!

This recipe uses tons of anti-oxidant rich herbs such as cinnamon which has a powerful ability to stabilize blood sugar.  Ginger is amazing for the stomach, liver and gut.  Having ginger in this will help make the Thanksgiving meal much more digestible as it helps to stimulate hydrochloric acid in the stomach and bile production and release from the liver.

You can use honey or stevia but my personal preference is stevia as it is natural and has no effect on blood sugar.

Cranberry Sauce, Paleo Cranberry Sauce

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  1. I make something similar to this in my breadmaker which has a setting for making jelly. I use a combination of wild cranberries and rhubarb. I also like to add a touch of cloves with the cinnamon. Great stuff! We eat it with everything or just right out of the jar.

  2. I’m actually cooking cranberries right now! I also add raisins, cardamom, Clive’s, chopped walnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Tonight the only other organic sweetener I have around is pomegranate juice (instead of fresh oranges). It’s only for me so I keep it real tart!!

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