Watermelon Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Watermelon is a source of antioxidants and vitamins, and has more lycopene than any other raw fruit or vegetable. Serve a sweet treat with your turkey with this recipe for Watermelon Cranberry Sauce.



Watermelon Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • 2 cups minced watermelon


  1. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, heat cranberries, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest until simmering. Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until cranberries are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add maple syrup and cinnamon to pan. Simmer another few minutes.
  3. Remove from heat to rest 10 minutes. Stir in watermelon and serve warm, or chill and serve cold.


Recipe courtesy of watermelon.org


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