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FODMAP IT!™ Cranberry Sauce with Orange Marmalade


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Can We Eat Cranberry Sauce? Yes, We Can!

I love cranberry sauce and every year I grab bags and bags of cranberries just so that I can tinker in the kitchen and come up with new approaches. This Low FODMAP Cranberry Sauce with Orange Marmalade is easy and sophisticated.

This cranberry sauce takes advantage of the fact that orange marmalade has been tested by Monash and is low FODMAP and orange goes so very well with cranberries.

Low FODMAP Cranberry Sauce with Orange Marmalade in glass dish
You can eat cranberry sauce on the low FODMAP diet – and we have several recipes!

Tradition Made New

My Mom’s traditional cranberry sauce used orange peel and a cinnamon stick in the mixture, so this recipe is really just an update of hers. The sugar in the marmalade is all the sugar you need!

A similar version came out of my alma mater’s Test Kitchen, but the Bon Appetit version also included parsley and black pepper, making it a bit more savory. I like it sweet/tart, just like it is presented here.

overhead view of Low FODMAP Cranberry Sauce with Orange Marmalade with silver spoon alongside
You can eat cranberry sauce on the low FODMAP diet – and we have several recipes!

Shopping for Orange Marmalade

I like orange marmalade that has a bitter edge, with lots of chunky orange peel and not too much sugar. Sometimes a marmalade will be labeled as “bitter”. Go for that one! Or, at the very least, find one that says it is “medium” or “thick” cut.

I buy an imported brand from the U.K., Thursday Cottage, and it keeps this Cranberry Sauce with Orange Marmalade from being too sweet.

Is Orange Juice Low FODMAP? It Is, In Small Amounts

Oranges themselves, by the way, are listed as no detectable FODMAPs. The Monash app lists a blend of reconstituted and fresh orange juice is low FODMAP in amounts of 125 ml, which is a generous ½ cup. They have also publicly stated that freshly squeezed orange juice contains no FODMAPs.

Keep your serving sizes small.

If you are a cranberry sauce fan, check out our Ginger Cranberry Sauce with TangerinesSpiced Citrus Cranberry Sauce and our Savory Cranberry Sauce. And if you are an orange marmalade aficionado, you cannot miss our Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Brown Sugar & Marmalade.

Check out our Thanksgiving Roundup for over 75 Fabulous Holiday recipes!   We’ve got everything from apps, to sides, to desserts – even creative low FODMAP recipes for leftovers!


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FODMAP IT!™ Cranberry Sauce with Orange Marmalade

You can have cranberry sauce on the low FODMAP diet. This version, our FODMAP IT!™ Cranberry Sauce with Orange Marmalade, takes advantage of purchased orange marmalade.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 3 cups (720 ml); 24 servings; serving size 2 tablespoons

Makes: 24 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Dédé Wilson



  1. Stir all the ingredients together well in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low-medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 to 10 minutes or until sauce has somewhat thickened and is nice and glossy.

  2. Cool, then refrigerate in an airtight container or up to 4 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Dédé's Quick Recipe Tips Video



  • Take a look at your raw cranberries and discard any that are soft, mushy or bruised before combining with the other ingredients. Take this moment to also discard any stems or leaves.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.