Keto Cranberry Sauce

How to make Keto cranberry sauce with Swerve, monk fruit, or Stevia for Thanksgiving and skip the sugar! This sugar free cranberry sauce recipe is so easy on the stove top, or you can make Keto cranberry sauce Instant Pot style!

If you love this Keto friendly cranberry sauce recipe, try my Keto French Toast, my Keto Broccoli Salad with Tomatoes and Feta, or my Keto Chocolate Mousse for Two!

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Keto Cranberry Sauce – Swerve sweetened

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Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I love making homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, because it’s always so easy and quick but makes such a nice difference bringing the whole meal together! But today, we’re making a sugar free cranberry sauce recipe, with no added sugar or fruit juice! This recipe is perfect for anyone who follows a low-carb or keto diet, or just wants to limit their sugar this holiday season for any reason! For me, it’s an easy way to cut sugars early in the meal and save some for dessert!

Are cranberries Keto friendly?

Actually, yes! Cranberries are relatively low in carbohydrates and high in water and fiber, so they’re definitely Keto friendly in moderation. Nutrition Disclaimer That’s why keto cranberry recipes work so well!

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Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Keto Cranberry Sauce – Swerve Sweetened

So how to we skip the added sugar in this cranberry sauce? Easy — we’re using Swerve brown sugar substitute and Confectioner’s Swerve to add sweetness without adding sugar and carbs. Confectioner’s Swerve gives us the texture we want, and the brown sugar Swerve gives us a deliciously rich holiday flavor!

How many carbs in Keto cranberry sauce?

This sugar free cranberry sauce recipe has only 5 grams of net carbs per serving!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients

  • cranberries – can’t have keto cranberry recipes without cranberries! You can use either fresh cranberries or frozen cranberries for this recipe.
  • orange zest – to get that orange flavor that goes so well with cranberries, we’re using orange zest. We’re saving on the carbs by not including sugar, but you still get so much amazing flavor! You can also use a bit of orange extract.
  • ground cinnamon and cloves – using ground cinnamon and ground cloves in this recipe adds a hint of holiday spice that goes so well with the cranberry and orange zest!
  • Confectioner’s Swerve – I like the sweetness of Swerve Confectioner’s in this recipe. Allulose also works great, or you can make this sugar free cranberry sauce recipe with monk fruit too!
  • Brown Swerve – I like the added caramel-y flavor of using Swerve brown sugar substitute in this cranberry sauce — if you prefer, you can stick with confectioner’s swerve or your sweetener of choice instead.
  • vanilla extractbe sure to use a high-quality pure vanilla extract. Or better yet, check out my post on how to make vanilla extract at home with just 2 ingredients!

Equipment

You’ll only need a medium saucepan and a zester to make this recipe. You can also make this sugar free cranberry sauce recipe in the instant pot — see below for those instructions!

How to Make Keto Cranberry Sauce

To make this keto friendly cranberry sauce recipe, you’ll just want to combine your cranberries, orange zest, spices and water and heat them in a saucepan until your cranberries have burst and the sauce has thickened. Then you’ll just stir in your sweeteners and vanilla and your cranberry sauce is ready!

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Keto Cranberry Sauce

Keto Cranberry Sauce – Instant Pot Version

You can make this sugar free cranberry sauce reicpe so easily in your pressure cooker!

  1. Combine everything except your sweetener and vanilla and pressure cook on high for 1 minute.
  2. Let your pressure release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  3. Turn your Instant Pot to Sauté mode to thicken your cranberry sauce to your desired consistency.
  4. Once it’s reached the thickness you like, stir in your sweetener until it’s dissolved, then add vanilla and you’re ready to serve your Instant Pot Keto cranberry sauce!

Tips and F.A.Q.

Can I make this Keto cranberry sauce with monk fruit or another Keto sweetener?

Absolutely! You can make this Keto cranberry sauce with Stevia or Allulose as an alternative to Swerve. Just adjust the amount of sweetener to fit your desired sweetness.

Does cranberry sauce have a lot of carbs?

A serving of regular cranberry sauce can have 31 grams of carbs! But that’s why this keto friendly cranberry sauce is so amazing. It has all the flavor and goodness of regular cranberry sauce, with only 5 grams of net carbs!

Will cranberry sauce thicken without sugar?

Definitely! As you’ll see in the video below, this cranberry sauce thickens up very well without any sugar added!

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Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe

If you try this recipe, I would love it if you could leave a rating and comment below! It’s so wonderful hearing your feedback! And don’t forget to share your creations with me by tagging @chenee_today on Instagram!

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Keto Cranberry Sauce

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How to make Keto cranberry sauce with Swerve, monk fruit, or Stevia for Thanksgiving and skip the sugar! This sugar free cranberry sauce recipe is so easy on the stove top, or you can make Keto cranberry sauce Instant Pot version!
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine :American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 22kcal
Recipe Source: Chenée Lewis

Equipment you may need

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cranberries - fresh or frozen
  • 2 tsp orange zest - packed; or 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup Confectioners Swerve - or keto sweetener of your choice
  • ½ cup Brown Swerve - or Keto sweetener of your choice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Heat cranberries, orange zest, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
    12 oz cranberries, 2 tsp orange zest, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 cup water, ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring, or until cranberries have split and mixture has thickened.
  • Stir in sweeteners until dissolved. Stir in vanilla.
    ½ cup Confectioners Swerve, ½ cup Brown Swerve, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Let cool before serving.

Video

Notes

Instant Pot Instructions:
  1. Combine everything except your sweetener and vanilla and pressure cook on high for 1 minute.
  2. Let your pressure release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  3. Turn your Instant Pot to Sauté mode to thicken your cranberry sauce to your desired consistency.
  4. Once it’s reached the thickness you like, stir in your sweetener until it’s dissolved, then add vanilla and you’re ready to serve your Instant Pot Keto cranberry sauce!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 22 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 3 mg | Potassium: 40 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 28 IU | Vitamin C: 6 mg | Calcium: 8 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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