Sunday, December 2, 2012

Low-Point Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a staple at my house whenever we enjoy any holiday meal.  I'm sorry to say I've always bought canned cranberry sauce in the past; but I did go out of my way to buy two kinds... whole and jellied. I thought several times about making my own, but placing two cans in the shopping cart seemed much easier. Until now. There are a lot of complex recipes for cranberry sauce; so you don't have to worry about finding those kinds of recipes on this blog. This very easy, healthy, fresh, and extremely low-point recipe will hopefully make you never want to buy canned again.

Low-Point Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup Splenda (plus 1 Tbs extra if needed)
- 1/8 to a 1/4 tsp. all spice
- 1, 12 oz package of fresh cranberries

Heat orange juice, water, Splenda, and all spice in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Reduce heat and add cranberries. Cover and let cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool and enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 1 1/2 cups
Serving size - 1/2 cup
Points per serving - 1
Points plus per serving - .5


"Cranberry sauce is a wonderful part of the holiday season... unless you have cookies." - Anonymous