Tue. Oct 27th, 2020

Best Ever Low Carb Cranberry Sauce

low carb sugar free cranberry sauce

Best Ever Low Carb Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Tart, sweet, and gently spiced this super easy low-carb sugar-free cranberry sauce is flavored with orange zest, cinnamon, and vanilla and then sweetened with our favorite sweetener, Splenda Stevia. Perfect for your holiday table, you’ll never miss the sugar!

Course:

Sauce, Side Dish

Cuisine:

American

Keyword:

cranberry, easy, keto-friendly, low-carb, paleo, sauce, Sugar Free

Servings: 8 servings

Author: Heather LaCorte

Ingredients

  • 1
    cup
    water
  • 2
    3-inch cinnamon sticks or 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2
    cup
    Splenda Naturals Stevia
    (same sweetnesss as 1 cup of sugar)
  • 1
    12 ounce
    bag of fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked through
  • 1
    orange, zested
  • 1
    tsp
    vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add the water and cinnamon sticks to a small pot on medium-high heat. When you see the water begin to bubble add the Splenda Stevia and stir to dissolve. Add the cranberries, orange zest, and vanilla extract and stir. Bring the pot back up to a low boil and then lower the heat to simmer the cranberries for about 10 minutes.

  2. Add the cranberries, orange zest, and vanilla extract and stir. Bring the pot back up to a low boil and then lower the heat to simmer the cranberries for about 8 more minutes if you like more whole berries in your sauce or 10 for a smoother sauce. It will continue to thicken as it cools.

  3. Remove the pot from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep chilled in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. It makes about 2 cups. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

♥ If you prefer your cranberry sauce room temperature, take it out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to serving.

♥ For a spicy little twist on this cranberry sauce, try adding a couple of pinches of ground black pepper with the cinnamon.

♥ Other spices that work well in this recipe include star anise (use 1 whole), allspice (try 1/4 teaspoon ground) or cloves ( 2-4 whole).

♥ If you’re cutting out the sugar, but don’t want to waste the orange try an Orange-Cinnamon hotpot to add a natural fragrance to your home. Slice up the orange and add it to a large pot or slow-cooker (lid off) filled with water.  Next, add a 1/4 cup of cloves along with 2 cinnamon sticks (you can reuse the ones from the cranberry sauce), and a splash of vanilla extract. Simmer on low and your house will smell divine!