Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  58
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  1 mg
  • Potassium  16 mg
  • Phosphorus  2 mg
  • Calcium  2 mg
  • Fiber  0.7 g

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Okay, so this may not really qualify as a recipe, but Jellied Cranberry Sauce is a great reminder that you don't have to wait for Thanksgiving to accent a dish with kidney-friendly cranberry sauce.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 16     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 12 ounces fresh whole cranberries


  1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar and 1 cup water; bring to a boil.
  2. Add cranberries to water and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and boil for 10 minutes while stirring occassionally.
  3. Pour cooked cranberries into a wire mesh strainer over a mixing bowl. Using the back of a spoon mash berries to force pulp into the bowl. Discard skins.
  4. Stir sauce and pour into a serving bowl. Cool at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1/2 fruit
    • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For a low sugar version use Splenda or other sugar-free sweetener. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons dissolved plain gelatin after starining sauce from cooked berries.
  • Use frozen cranberries if fresh are not available.

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Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Stanwat says:


Try this cranberry sauce. Take 1 package of cranberries. To it add 1/2 cup water, Splenda to taste. Dice 1 Granny Smith apple and add to cranberries. Bring to a soft boil until cranberries pop. Cook to desired thickness, about 5 min. I make it all the time and use with turkey, chicken and pork. You substitute 1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries for the apple. The flavor will wow you.

Nov. 25, 2012, 6:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

god's child says:


I want a really recipe for cranberry sauce. Opening a can is not a recipe make. Moderator comment: I agree this is not a recipe, but it appears here to link to a holiday feature that includes canned cranberry sauce in the menu. I will ask DaVita dietitians to provide a homemade cranberry sauce recipe.

Dec. 26, 2009, 7:43 AM - Inappropriate review?

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

laura says:


Can someone at stage 4 have homemade cranberry sauce? Moderator: You can make homemade cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries and it will be similar in potassium content compared to canned cranberry sauce.

Nov. 25, 2009, 10:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

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