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Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
13 mins

This Low Carb Cranberry Sauce is incredibly simple to make, with only 3 ingredients, and a few suggested and delicious add-ins. It’s ready in under 15 minutes, and is a staple on any holiday table. Use it to bake with, cook with, or even inside a festive holiday cocktail. You won’t miss the refined sugar!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, holiday, keto, low carb, side dish, sugar free, Thanksgiving
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 19 kcal
  • 12 oz cranberries
  • 4 oz water
  • 3/4 cup sweetener of choice (see notes, add more sweetener if you wish)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  1. Place your cranberries and water in a small sauce pan and heat it over medium heat for 5- 10 minutes until the cranberries begin to “pop”. Mash the berries with a masher or rubber spatula.

  2. Now, add in your sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla. Stir to combine, cook for another 3-5 minutes or so.

  3. Now, just put your sauce in a dish to accompany your meal! Or, incorporate it into more recipes. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Macros: We calculate these macros as a courtesy, and they are estimated using MyFitnessPal. Makes 10 servings, 19 net carbs per serving. 2 net carbs per serving (4 total carbs - 2 grams fiber = 2 net) 0 fat, 0 protein. 


Sweeteners: We advise sweetening this to taste, and tend to use Lakanto Classic, which is a blend of monk fruit sweetener and erythritol. We will warn you that anything erythritol will crystalize in the fridge, so you will want to heat it up or let it sit out at room temperature for a bit before using it if you make the cranberry sauce ahead of time. Allulose is another great option that won't crystalize, but it is more expensive, and you will need to use more to achieve the same sweetness level. The amount of sweetener you use depends on how sweet you like things, we tend to like things a little less “sweet” tasting, so we used 3/4 a cup of Lakanto.


Spices & Add-Ins: You could easily just use sweetener, water and cranberries to make this sauce, but we love adding in additional flavors that will complement your holidays feasts. We love adding cinnamon, vanilla and orange extract! You could add orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, lemon juice, etc. It's up to you! We love the combination of orange, vanilla and cinnamon. We feel the amounts that we added to this side dish complement each other perfectly.