bowl of cranberry and cherry sauce.
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Cranberry Cherry Sauce | My Curated Tastes

After the sauce has thickened up (about 10 minutes), add the zest and juice of the clementine just to brighten up the flavors.  Stir into the sauce.  Take off the heat and let cool completely.

Store in the refrigerator in a covered container until ready to serve.

Cranberry Cherry Sauce | My Curated Tastes
Cranberry Cherry Sauce | My Curated Tastes

A couple of notes about substitutions.  You can use frozen cranberries in the recipe.  They work just fine.  No clementines?  Use the zest and juice of a small orange.  You can also substitute black cherry juice for the tart cherry juice or omit it if you don’t have any on hand.

When it comes to sweetener, other options are Swerve or monk fruit Swerve and yes, good ‘ole fashioned sugar work just fine.  No matter how you prepare it, be ready for an explosion of flavor.

bowl of cranberry and cherry sauce.
bowl of cranberry and cherry sauce.

Cranberry Cherry Sauce

Using fresh cranberries and frozen cherries and Lankato Monk fruit sweetener, I'm able to whip up a low sugar cranberry sauce for the big Thanksgiving feast each year. The family loves it and its great as a sandwich spread the next day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine General
Servings 12 Served

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 12 Oz. Bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1 10 Oz. Bag of frozen sweet cherries
  • ½ Cup of Lakanto sweetener (monk fruit)
  • 1 Cup of water
  • ½ Cup of Tart Cherry Juice
  • Zest and juice of one clementine


  • Add everything to a large pot and cook until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens and comes together. Bring to room temperature and chill.


Serving: 12g
Keyword sides, thanksgiving
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