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I’ve been to a few Christmas markets recently and one of my favorite things about them is the smell of mulled wine! I also love the mulled wine. 🙂 Warm mugs of hot red wine full of winter spices just feels so wintery and Christmasy. I just love all things wintery right now! Like cranberries.

I’ve been experimenting a lot with this sour fruit this season (as you will soon see), and have found many ways to enjoy them. This recipe is no exception… it’s a tweaked version of regular cranberry sauce that reminded me so much of mulled wine that I had to call it Mulled Cranberry Sauce.

It’s really simple. All you do is put cranberries, strawberries, the sections of an orange (peeled and without any skin on it), orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, whole cloves, and honey into a pan and heat it over medium heat.

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45 minutes later, a delicious all natural cranberry sauce will be ready to be eaten at your heart’s desire.

And during this time your house will smell like the holidays and/or mulled wine. It’s a win, win.

Mulled Cranberry Sauce (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

I actually like this Mulled Cranberry Sauce better than mulled wine… but it could be because I prefer eating more than drinking. 🙂

This sauce was great on Paleo muffins, and paired with a wide variety of meats, baked desserts, or on it’s own.


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5 from 1 vote

Mulled Cranberry Sauce (paleo, GF)

Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Mulled Cranberry Sauce (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A homemade paleo cranberry and strawberry sauce with hints of orange and warming spices.


  • 250 grams of cranberries, ( roughly 8 ounces)
  • 250 grams of strawberries, ( roughly 8 ounces)
  • 1 orange, , sliced peeled and with all the individual sections taken out ( there should be no skin on the orange sections left!)
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 Tbs honey


  • Put all of the ingredients into a pan and heat over medium heat for about 20 minutes. Mix every so often and keep an eye to make sure the bottom of the sauce isn’t burning.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water, mix, and cook for another 20-25 minutes.


Calories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 81IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
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