Low-FODMAP Cranberry Sauce; Gluten-free, Vegan

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Low-FODMAP Cranberry Sauce for all your holiday gatherings or special meals.  This is an easy, no fail recipe that is gluten-free and vegan!

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Low-FODMAP Cranberry Sauce; Gluten-free, Vegan

Although this recipe has not been lab tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients * using available FODMAP data at time of posting

See notes below regarding servings (depends on fresh or dried cranberry choices)

Yields: 3 cups (24 ounces)

Serving size: 1.8 ounces; 3-4 tablespoons

Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1/2 orange)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or more, to taste
    • If your cranberries are very tart you may need more sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh or fresh-frozen cranberries
    • Note: one 12 ounce bag is about 340 g
      • One low-FODMAP serving was recently updated on the Monash app to be 50g or 1/2 cup
      • This recipe should yield around 13 low-FODMAP servings if using fresh/fresh-frozen cranberries
    • I did not try dried cranberries, but if fresh or fresh-frozen not available, dried may be substituted with the following provisions
      • One low-FODMAP serving size for dried cranberries is 15g (there is a higher FODMAP content in dried cranberries compared to fresh)
      • Recommend use about 200g of dried cranberries for recipe
      • Adjust serving size to about 1.8 ounces per serving; or about 3 & 1/2 tablespoons
      • Adjust water content in recipe as needed for appropriate consistency


  • In a medium saucepan, combine orange juice, orange zest, sugar and 3/4 cup water over medium heat
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved
  • Stir in cranberries and bring to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer until sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes
  • Let cool completely before serving

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4 Responses

    1. Hi Gillian,
      Thanks for the question. This sauce should be good for 10-14 days in the refrigerator. If you want to freeze it, then you could do so, by placing in freezer-safe bags and storing for 1-2 months. Hope that helps!

  1. Fodmap?? How can u miss assigning a low fodmap serving size? Do u know what fodmap is about??? Liw fodmap is 10 dried cranberries. So. How much sauce??

    1. Toni,
      The serving size is clearly listed above. It changes if you use dried cranberries or fresh cranberries, as outlined. Please give the recipe another read. Thank you for your comment.

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