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Keto Cranberry Sauce

Published October 31, 2019
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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Defrost in the fridge ahead of time or reheat in a small saucepan over medium-low heat to have the perfect amount of sauce to dress up leftover turkey or add tang to a low-carb wrap.<br/>Since it freezes so well, try prepping your cranberry sauce ahead to make Thanksgiving Day less stressful." } }] } </script> <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context": "https://schema.org/", "@type": "Recipe", "name": "Keto Cranberry Sauce", "image": [ "https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/media/public/2019/10/keto-cranberry-sauce.jpg" ], "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Kate Sullivan, MS" }, "datePublished": "2019-10-31", "description": "Tangy keto cranberry sauce takes both Thanksgiving dinner and leftover turkey sandwiches to the next level. 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Simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries start to pop and the sauce begins to thicken. The sauce will thicken more as it cools." }, { "@type": "HowToStep", "text": "Remove from heat and stir in maple extract. Cool to room temperature and serve." } ] }, </script> <article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <div> <ul> <li><a href="#section1">Are Cranberries Keto-Friendly?</a></li> <li><a href="#section2">Can You Freeze Cranberry Sauce?</a></li> <li><a href="#section3">Keto Cranberry Sauce</a></li> </ul> </div> <section itemprop="description"> <p>Turkey may be the centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table, but sauces and sides are where a cook can really shine. In less than 15 minutes, you can cook up a batch of delicious, healthy sugar-free keto cranberry sauce spiked with orange zest and nutmeg. Fresh, festive flavors with no sugar means that everyone can enjoy this gourmet, low-carb spin on the classic. </p> </section> <section id="section1"> <h2>Are Cranberries Keto-Friendly?</h2> <p>Fresh cranberries are very low in carbohydrates. A one-ounce serving of fresh cranberries has just 3 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fiber, totaling 2 g net carbs.<sup><a target="_blank" href="https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171722/nutrients" rel="nofollow noreferrer">1</a></sup> However, plain fresh cranberries are so tart that they’re almost inedible on their own. You probably won’t be popping the fresh ones as a snack any time soon! </p> <p>Instead, cranberries are typically cooked in refined white sugar to make them more palatable and to create a pleasant tang, rather than an overwhelming bitterness. They might also be sweetened and dried into craisins.</p> <h3>Are Craisins Low-Carb?</h3> <p>Unlike fresh cranberries, dried cranberries are often loaded with carbs. To make them more enjoyable, they’re infused with a sugar syrup before being dehydrated, packing more than 20 grams of sugar into a small handful. While a serving of fresh cranberries has just 2 net carbs, a ⅓-cup serving of dried cranberries has a whopping 24 grams of carbs; only 2 grams are fiber.<sup><a target="_blank" href="https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/341481/nutrients" rel="nofollow noreferrer">2</a></sup></p> <h3>Is Cranberry Sauce Okay on Keto?</h3> <p>Most jarred or canned cranberry sauces pack a hefty punch when it comes to carbs and sugar making them far from keto friendly. Some have as many as 28.3 grams of carbs in a half-cup serving, with less than a gram of fiber.<sup><a target="_blank" href="https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167803/nutrients" rel="nofollow noreferrer">3</a></sup></p> <p>However, cranberry sauce can be okay on keto when you make your own. The beauty of homemade cranberry sauce is you control exactly what ingredients you use, leaving out all the corn syrup and sugar and using <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-sweeteners-which-ones-to-use-which-to-avoid" rel="noreferrer">keto-friendly sweeteners</a> instead. </p> </section> <section id="section2"> <h2>Can You Freeze Cranberry Sauce?</h2> <p>Homemade cranberry sauce freezes extremely well. Just allow it to cool and pour into a freezer-safe container. Defrost it in the fridge and it’s ready to serve!</p> <p>You can also freeze leftover cranberry sauce in ice cube trays. Defrost in the fridge ahead of time or reheat in a small saucepan over medium-low heat to have the perfect amount of sauce to dress up leftover turkey or add tang to a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/almost-zero-carb-low-carb-wraps" rel="noreferrer">low-carb wrap</a>.</p> <p>Since it freezes so well, try prepping your cranberry sauce ahead to make Thanksgiving Day less stressful. </p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe" id="section3"> <h2 itemprop="name">Keto Cranberry Sauce</h2> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT15M">Prep Time: 5 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT35M">Cooking Time: 10 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 6</span> </div> <h3>Ingredients:</h3> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">¾ cup powdered erythritol</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 teaspoons granulated monk fruit sweetener</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">¾ cup water</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 teaspoon orange zest</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">¼ teaspoon maple extract</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <h3>Instructions:</h3> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the cranberries, water, erythritol, monk fruit sweetener, orange zest, and nutmeg, stirring to mix well. </li> <li>Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries start to pop and the sauce begins to thicken. The sauce will thicken more as it cools.</li> <li>Remove from heat and stir in maple extract. Cool to room temperature and serve.</li> </ol> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

8


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

0 g

Sodium

1 mg

Carbohydrate

6.9 g

Sugar

5.5 g

Dietary Fiber

0.5 g

Protein

0 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

8


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

0 g

Sodium

1 mg

Carbohydrate

6.9 g

Sugar

5.5 g

Dietary Fiber

0.5 g

Protein

0 g

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