Low Carb Cranberry Sauce

November 2, 2020Laura

Recipe originally posted on 11/23/19. Photos updated on 11/2/20. Recipe is unchanged.

My Thanksgiving meal wouldn’t be complete without cranberry sauce. It’s one of my favorite holiday sides! I had several people message me asking if I had a keto cranberry sauce recipe, so I thought I would share one here on the blog. If you love cranberry sauce as much as I do, then you will be happy to see how easy it is to make. I also have several other side options here that you can check out if you are looking for ideas.

This is basically like any other traditional cranberry sauce recipe, except I use powdered erythritol (this is the brand I use) instead of sugar. In place of orange juice or zest, I use orange extract and add in a little vanilla extract as well. It turned out perfect and will be the perfect addition to your holiday meal!


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Low Carb Cranberry Sauce

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 7 (Serving Size: 1/4 cup)
  • Calories 26.1


  • 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup powdered erythritol
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt


  • 1)

    Place all ingredients into a medium saucepan and stir together. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. 

  • 2)

    Once mixture is boiling, lower heat to medium-low. Simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until most of the berries split/pop open and sauce thickens.

  • 3)

    Allow to cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Net Carbs3.4g
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