1/2teaspoonfreshly grated orange zestmore to taste if cutting out the orange juice
1/8teaspoonvanilla extract if desired
Orange peels/cinnamon sticks for garnish if desired
Combine the water and Splenda Stevia and place on a stove on medium-high heat. Once the Splenda Stevia is dissolved, add in 3 cups of berries, reserving 1/2 cup for later if you love whole berries in the sauce.
Boil for 10-15 minutes until the berries start popping and dissolving into the mixture. Crush them even further using a wooden spoon against the side of the pot. Cook until the mixture is thickened and has reduced down into a lovely sauce.
Add in the whole cranberries and the orange zest at this point and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
Once the large berries are softened, remove from the heat. Stir in the cinnamon and optional vanilla adjusting to taste.
Store in a closed container in the fridge and serve chilled.