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Close up of sliced Harvest Veggie Loaf with spiced cranberry sauce

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: American


Bursting with sweet, tangy, and oh so tasty flavors, this Spiced Cranberry Sauce is sure to put a smile on your face. A perfect addition to the Harvest Veggie Loaf, this delightful sauce makes a fabulous glaze and dipping sauce. A wonderful addition to any fall and Thanksgiving table.


  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup orange juice (freshly squeezed or organic unsweetened orange juice)
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (+/-)
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt (+/-) *


  1. Place all the ingredients into a small sauce pan and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes until everything is thickened.
  2. If desired, place into a high-speed blender to create a smooth texture. Note: The mixture does not required blending if a more chutney texture is desired.  We doubled the recipe so everyone could have plenty of sauce for their Harvest Veggie Loaf individual servings. Additionally, we preferred creating a smoother sauce over the chutney textured sauce. Both taste the same, it’s just depends on texture preference.


*Sea Salt: Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving: Makes approx. 1 cup.  Refrigerate for up to one week.