Oct 31, 2010

Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce




Cranberry sauce is a must on my holiday table for Thanksgiving. This simple cranberry sauce is sweetened with pineapples to reduce the amount sugar of added. The perfect combination of sweet and tart. Even non-cranberry eaters would like this. Serve this with turkey, or it's even great with pork. If you prefer to use Splenda, this would be 33 calories per serving or 0 points. Make this the night before.



Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup • Old Points: 1 pts • Points+: 1 pts
Calories: 54.5 • Fat: 0.2 g • Protein: 0.2 g • Carb: 13.9 g • Fiber: 1.2 g  
  • 8 oz fresh cranberries
  • 20 oz can pineapple in pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar (or agave)

Drain liquid from pineapples into a measuring cup. Add water so that you have a total of 1 cup liquid. Add to sauce pan with sugar and bring to a boil.

Place cranberries in a food processor or chopper and chop fine. Add to pan and stir well. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thick (about 10 minutes).

Place pineapple in a food processor and chop. Add crushed pineapples to cranberry sauce and cook one more minute.

Allow to cool then place in a covered container and refrigerate overnight.

Makes 3 cups.

31 comments :

  1. Thank you very much for all these lovely weight watchers recipes I've lost a stone in 2 months (doctors orders to lose weight) and I feel so much better for it. I'm so happy I found your website it really helps to be able to find a recipe at the click of a button and knowing the points for it.

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  2. I love cranberries and usually make them with orange juice. This sounds like a nice change and so pretty too! Great recipe ~ LeslieMichele

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  3. Thanks so much for your cranberry sauce recipe. I am always on the look-out for new recipe ideas when making my cranberry sauce. Have used red or white wine a few times and orange juice and apple juice. Just like always re-inventing a family favorite.

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  4. Okay, this sounds amazing. I usually think cranberry sauce is too tart on its own, and I realllly like the sound of adding oh-so-sweet pineapple to the mix. I can just imagine it on my leftover turkey sammy now...brilliant!

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  5. I have always brought fresh cranberries to a boil in the liquid and let them boil until you start to hear them pop. Would that work too, or is there a reason you have to chop the cranberries before you place them in the boiling liquid? I'm all for simplicity. :-D Sounds like a great recipe, can't wait to try it!

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  7. Wow, Gina...this looks delish! I love cranberry sauce and I'm going to have to try this version this Thanksgiving! Thanks so much!

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  8. Hello Gina how are you? I need to loose 50 lbs and Thanks to finding your site :) I have decided to join WW and start a new thing for my life. It was great finding you and to see all the work you have put towards your site amazes me Thank you so much for the help and Thank you for being this great person helping others like you do God Bless you always

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  9. Great blog, Gina. Sounds like we share the same love of cooking with fresh ingredients. Great eye appeal.

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  10. I love the combination of pineapple and cranberry.

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  11. Ooooo, my mouth is watering now! I adore cranberries. I love that you use fresh cranberries here! I make a yummy cranberry orange compote for on top of our Belgian Pumpkin Waffles. I can't wait to try it w pineapple now!

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  12. Ali Shinnick11/14/10, 1:06 PM

    I really enjoyed this and it will be making an appearance on our Thanksgiving table in lieu of traditional cranberry sauce this year. I love cranberry sauce, but often it is soooo sweet. This was perfect! It's still very sweet, but lacking the overkill factor. I prefer my cranberries whole, so I put the pineapple chunks in the blender and then added that to the whole cranberries that had popped on the stove. LOVED it!! My husband isn't a big cranberry sauce fan and even he said this was good. Thanks Gina!

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  13. Ali, I'm glad you liked it. I find cranberries too tart but hate adding all that sugar so adding pineapples is a nice we to sweeten them up.

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  14. I just love the idea of combining pineapple with cranberries. I bet it tastes fantastic. Thanks for the great idea, Gina! :)

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  15. Hi Gina,
    I was wondering if you knew if it was possible to use an artificial sweetener such as Splenda in this recipe, or if that wouldn't work. Thanks!
    Laura

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  16. Thanks Susan!

    I don't use Splenda, but I can't see why it wouldn't work.

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  17. My husband and mother in law are diabetic, so I used Splenda to keep the sugar down, and it still came out delicious! Thanks, I will definitely be making this on Thanksgiving :) :) :)

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  18. Great!! Thanks for sharing this!!

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  19. Gina, I am also wondering why you chose to chop the cranberries?

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  20. Oh sorry, I thought I answered, I just prefer it that way, but you can keep them whole if you wish!

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  21. I made this for Thanksgiving, and everyone loved it so much, they requested it for Christmas. Even my super picky grandma liked it! God bless you, Gina!

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  22. Great!!! This is also great with walnuts added, but the points are a bit higher.

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  23. Thank you for this wonderful combination together. Going to make this before Thanksgiving. Sounds wonderful.

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  24. I made this over the weekend and served it with smoked turkey. We also put it on little rolls and made turkey sandwiches with the leftovers. It is delicious - I plan to serve it with pork as well. It tastes more complicated than it is - everyone loved it. I don't think they will miss the fattening one I used to make. Thanks, Gina!

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  25. My sister-in-law made this sauce on Thanksgiving and it was so delicious! I asked her for the recipe and she turned me on to your website. She didn't tell me it had Weight Watchers points too. I've been in the program for a few years and it's so nice to have points already totaled on another website and not have to use etools every time I want to make a new recipe. Thanks!

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  26. Can this be frozen?

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    1. Yup. I made cranberry sauce last Fall and froze 2 batches to have them available to eat all year. Just re-heat in a sauce pan. Yum!

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  27. I made this last Thanksgiving and added a touch of nutmeg. It was delicious and has already been requested for this year's festivities.

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  28. Amazing recipe! Can't wait to serve it tomorrow!

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  29. Made this at Christmas and it was awful. My daughter tried and she didn't like it either. Not sure why. Followed it to the letter but neither one of us liked it. I love cranberries and pineapple but I guess I just don't like them together.

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