Quick and easy keto cranberry sauce is the perfect side to all your holiday dishes!

Fresh cranberries, cinnamon, and a dash of orange zest are simmered into a thick, sugar-free sauce that’s packed with festive flavor!

This is a must-have for your next low-carb holiday feast.

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Best Cranberry Sauce!

  • Easy prep! Simply cook, cool, and serve! It’s perfect for a busy Thanksgiving holiday!
  • Fresh is best! Why buy a can of cranberry sauce when this sweet-tart recipe is fresh and tastes delicious warm or cold?
  • Pre-prepared! Make cranberry sauce months ahead, freeze it in quart-sized zipper bags, and thaw what you need!
  • Many applications! Use keto cranberry sauce as a spread in a wrap, mix into cream cheese for a tangy dip or scoop some on top of a dessert!
cranberries , sweetener, orange and cinnamon with labels to make Keto Cranberry Sauce

Keto Ingredients

Cranberries – Stock up on fresh, whole cranberries when they’re in season because they freeze beautifully! If using frozen, no need to thaw before cooking!

Sweetener – Swerve, monk fruit, or stevia works in this recipe, check the package labels for conversion rates.

Seasonings – Cinnamon and orange zest add depth of flavor to cranberry sauce. Lemon zest will also work.

Variations – Keeping it keto, switch up the flavor and add a pinch of nutmeg or allspice. Add chopped nuts like walnuts, or other berries like blueberries.

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How to Make Cranberry Sauce Keto Style

  1. Cook all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Discard the cinnamon stick and let the sauce cool (it will thicken).

Serving and Storing Keto Cranberry Sauce

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Recipes To Use Cranberry Sauce!

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Keto Cranberry Sauce

Keto cranberry sauce is a tangy low carb recipe that's perfect served with holiday turkey!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly



  • 12 ounces cranberries fresh or frozen, about 3 cups
  • cup sweetener such as Swerve
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  • Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.
  • Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until chilled. The sauce will thicken as it cools.


  • Cook sauce gently on medium heat to prevent scorching and to thicken slowly.
  • Make this sauce up to 4 months ahead of time and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert, Dressings, Dips or Sauces, sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Sue, but it may work. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

    1. Cranberries are considered keto friendly, the remainder of the carbs will come from the sweetener you choose. So be sure to pick a low carb sweetener like swerve! I hope that helps.