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Some people swear by jarred cranberry sauce, but I believe there is nothing like homemade. It’s super easy to make and adds a brightness to main dishes like turkey that help make the meal. This Keto Cranberry Sauce recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes and includes just four ingredients. I use a sugar substitute and a fruit extract to capture all the flavor while keeping this low-carb.
Why Make This
Cranberry sauce is a staple on most people’s Thanksgiving table. But, when you’re trying to cut carbs or reduce sugar, it presents a problem because most cranberry sauces are equal parts refined sugar and water.
This recipe is perfect for people who want a low-carb cranberry sauce or those who want to know how to make cranberry sauce with a sugar substitute.
Keto Cranberry Sauce has less than five ingredients. To make this dish, you’ll need to gather:
- Whole Cranberries (frozen or fresh)
- All-Natural Sugar Substitute
- Orange Extract
The exact measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
Why Use Orange Extract
My go-to homemade cranberry sauce recipe uses equal parts of sugar and orange juice. Each serving of that recipe has nearly 30g of carbs and over 20g of sugar.
In this recipe, I’m using orange extract to get the flavor of orange juice while keeping the final dish low-carb. A little extract goes a long way to get a bold orange flavor and it has zero carbs.
If you don’t have orange extract in your pantry, you can get it in the baking aisle.
Benefits of Cranberries
Cranberries are a source of several vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C and E. They are a natural antioxidant. Plus, each cup has about 5g of fiber.
What to Enjoy This With
As I mentioned, I tend to enjoy this recipe during holidays like Thanksgiving. So, when it comes to pairings, some dishes to make a meal are:
Keto Whole Cranberry Sauce
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- Add all of the ingredients to a medium sauce pan. Stir
- Cook on medium heat until the cranberries pop (about 10 minutes).
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!