Keto Cranberry Sauce is sweet, tart, and satisfying all at once. This is one that will wow the whole crowd. Forget the canned stuff - it is loaded with sugar and can't hold a candle to the taste of homemade. One bite and you will never go back!
Keto Cranberry Sauce is a Holiday Recipe the Whole Crowd Will Love!
I am pretty sure that it is a rule somewhere that if you are doing a traditional holiday meal, you have to have cranberry sauce.
On a keto diet, traditional cranberry sauce is off limits, thanks to all the sugar. But never fear - the whole crowd is going to LOVE this Keto Cranberry Sauce.
Made from real food ingredients, this sugar-free cranberry sauce is fruity and tart. (And nothing like the junk from the can…ick!) It will perfectly complement your turkey, green bean casserole, and your low carb stuffing.
I love it when you can stay on track with your goals with zero sacrifice - such a beautiful thing.
How to Make Keto Cranberry Sauce
1 First, place the cranberries, water, Swerve, cinnamon, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2 Cook, occasionally stirring, until the cranberries burst, about 15 minutes. (I have found that it can take a little longer for frozen cranberries.)
3 Next, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the liquid has a syrup consistency. I prefer a dryer cranberry sauce, but if you would like to feel free to add more water.
4 Finally, remove from heat and add orange extract or oil if desired. Garnish with orange zest and serve.
- Make it spicy by sautéing a seeded and diced jalapeno in the pan before you add the cranberries. (For extra spicy, leave the seeds in.)
- Use lime zest and oil in place of orange.
- Add a cinnamon stick to the mixture. Discard before adding the orange extract or oil.
- Feel free to add more sweetener if you like a very sweet cranberry sauce. I like mine sweet, but also still tart.
Tips & Tricks
- This recipe can be made up to one week ahead of time and kept chilled in the refrigerator.
- Leftovers are great on a chaffle or keto-friendly toast.
- I highly recommend you use Swerve Confectioners in this recipe. I found that granular sweeteners impacted the texture negatively and leftovers crystalized.
Other Keto Holiday Recipes to Try
- Just say no to canned food! You are going to go wild for this Keto Green Bean Casserole. Made with fresh food, it is so much better than the original.
- Low Carb Cauliflower Mash is the perfect addition to your holiday table. You won't believe how much this recipe will remind you of mashed potatoes.
- Looking for an easy and delicious nibble that is perfect for serving guests while you are cooking? You will love these Keto Candied Pecans.
- Keto Brussels Sprouts are crispy on the outside and perfectly tender inside. The whole crowd will love this veggie side.
Keto Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Truth is, I used to stand in the cranberry sauce hating camp. In my defense, this is nothing like the canned Cranberry Sauce of my childhood. With just the right balance of tart sweetness and a kick of orange flavor, this Keto Cranberry Sauce is going to be the star of your holiday table. Adding orange zest is completely optional, but I recommend it.
Keto Cranberry Sauce
- 12 ounces fresh or frozen whole cranberries
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup Swerve Confectioners or other keto-friendly sweetener (more or less to taste)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 drop orange essential oil or 1 teaspoon orange extract optional
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, water, Swerve, cinnamon, and salt over medium-high heat.
- Cook, occasionally stirring, until the cranberries burst, about 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low, and simmer for another 15 minutes, until the liquid has a syrupy consistency.
- Remove from heat and add orange oil or extract.
- Sprinkle with orange zest and serve.