Pineapple Cranberry Sauce: A Kid-Approved Recipe for the Holidays

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This sweet, naturally dairy-free recipe for pineapple cranberry sauce was shared with us by Erica Waz over ten years ago. We’ve updated the post, but stayed true to her beloved recipe.

It would be really easy to just purchase a few cans of the whole berry sauce, but I wanted something homemade that my children would enjoy. So I combined fresh cranberries with sugar and water and cooked until the berries had all popped and the sauce started to thicken on it’s own. Then I added the secret ingredients: a can of crushed pineapple and a pinch of salt. A little more cook time, and I had a beautiful bowl of deep red cranberry sauce — but would they eat it?

Both children dug right in wholeheartedly. Their eyes were practically rolling back in their heads, they both liked it so much. When asked if we should have these cranberries for Thanksgiving, my daughter became worried and asked if they really had to wait that long to eat them again. I take that as a recommendation.

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Special Diet Notes: Pineapple Cranberry Sauce

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.

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This sweet cranberry mash is so delicious that your kids won't want to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy it.
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple in syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Put the cranberries, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the crushed pineapple, lemon juice, and salt and stir to combine. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until nicely thickened.
  3. This pineapple cranberry sauce can be served warm or cold, and can be made up to two days ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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