Guiltless Apricot Cranberry Sauce

California Walnut Board
  • Yield: 1-1/2 cups
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins

This quick and easy recipe is sure to shine with its combination of fresh cranberries, oranges, and walnuts. Instead of using granulated sugar found in traditional recipes, this sauce uses honey and no sugar apricot spread As a great meal accompaniment, this sauce serves as a perfect fit for the classic turkey and cranberry combination without using high amounts of sugar.


1/2pound fresh cranberries
3/4cup no sugar added apricot spread
2tablespoons honey
2-- orange slices, halved
2-- cinnamon sticks
1/4cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Place all ingredients except walnuts in a medium saucepan.
  2. Press orange slices with the back of a spoon to release juices and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  3. Let cool, then remove orange slices and cinnamon sticks. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with walnuts.

Recipe by Patty Mastracco, I Do Food.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 90
  • Glycemic Load 1.5
  • Fat 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Potassium 70mg
  • Carbohydrate 21g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 4%