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10 Minutes Brown Sugar-Free Keto Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Quick and Easy 10 minutes and 3 ingredients only Jellied Keto Cranberry Sauce Recipe made with Brown Sugar, you will make day after day. This Homemade, Gluten-Free, Low Carb and Grain Free Healthy Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe goes perfectly not only on your Thanksgiving table but is a great addition to any meat stews, breakfast jam or filling for your Keto Crepes

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Why Cranberries?

Cranberries are those little Tart taste little berries with excellent benefits and the perfect addition to your dinner meal. 

You hear the name Cranberries, and all you can think of is Thanksgiving. 

In Uk, it is Christmas Dinner. 

In my country, it is the second day of Christmas. 

Cranberries for me is an Autumn time when lots of Wild Meat is being prepared and served.

Cranberries always come to mind, when I bake the cheese. It is just a must. You have to add them with your baked cheese. 

You have to add them as a side dish with any Keto Meatballs

Or a sliced Keto Dumplings Bread together with Keto Goulash, Wild Mead Stew and hot cranberries on the side.

It is a side dish, that can not be missed on the table.

For me, Cranberry’s time starts in August, when all of the markets in Slovakia are filled with fresh wild Blackberries and Cranberries. That is the time, I buy not 5 or 6, but straight 10 kilos of each and store them in the freezer for the whole year.

I add them to almost anything. Dehydrate them, bake with them, make jams and jellies. You name it. They have so many health benefits, that you do have to have a fridge filled with them.

Keto Jellied Cranberry Sauce ready to serve

Are Cranberries Keto?

Fresh Cranberries on its own have Tart like the taste and are hardly sweet. They contain 87% of water, a high amount of Fiber together with very little carbohydrates.  This makes them a perfect Keto Ingredient to use for your cooking or baking.

Because Fresh Cranberries are pretty hard 95% of them are processed into either jams, juices, sauces or fillings.

How Many Carbs are in fresh Cranberries?

1/2 cup of whole fresh cranberries has only 23 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates out of which 2 grams is fiber.

Isn’t that fabulous?

Keto Cranberry Sauce made a s a gift

Let us slowly get to our Recipe

The Best Sweeteners for Keto Cranberry Sauce.

In my recipe, I have used the Brown Sugar substitute. My favorite is Sukrin, which I use most of the time, but the closest to it is also a Lakanto Sweetener.

Both of the brands have a Brown Sugar substitute and I have realized, with the method I am using they do not crystallize back.

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But I do know that not all of you have all of the different sweeteners at all times in the house. You can try and substitute those as well. 

For any of the Keto Sauces, or sugar substitutes, you have to be a bit careful. Not all behave like real sugar. 

For example, a Pure Erythritol is great for baking, but if you add it into some cooking dishes after it cools down, there is a possibility of it to crystalize. 

You would always have to reheat the sauce or a dish for the crystals to melt. 

One great way around it is to grind your sugar before you start using it. 

Using the only erythritol – your sauce can recrystallize once it cools down. 

The best is to either mix your sweeteners or use already premixed ones. 

healthy cranberry sauce recipe in a glass serving bowl

How to make Cranberries Sauce without Sugar

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The Process of Making the Best and fastest ever Keto Cranberry Sauce is so simple and easy, that I feel, it does not even deserve the section of the Steps. But I will add them anyway because you never know. 

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THE BEST EVER KETO CRANBERRY SAUCE

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Prepare all of the ingredients. It is not much, so it will not be a big problem. By having them on hand, you can add all one by one without the worry about forgetting something.

Low Carb Cranberry Sauce in the making

Second Step: Heat up the Brown Sugar

First goes heating up the brown sugar. Using low heat, let the sugar melt fully. Be careful not to overheat it, otherwise, your brown sugar will burn. And that can happen in seconds. 

As I have already mentioned, I have used Sukrin Brown Sugar Substitute as well as Lakanto one. They both work perfectly with those steps. 

Keto Cranberry Sauce made with melting Brown Sugar

Third Step: Add Cranberries

Once you see the brown sugar substitute almost all melted, quickly add Cranberries.

healthy cranberries added ti a brown sugar

Fourth Step: Coat

Using a silicone spatula, gently coat all of the Cranberries with melted brown sugar.

Keto Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce only 3 ingredients

Fifth Step: Add water

Once you have coated all of the Cranberries with Melted brown sugar, add a bit water and start cooking process.

10 minutes Keto Cranberry Sauce poring water

Sixth Step: Cook

Let Cranberries cook together with water on a slow heat.  Let them cook until cranberries start cracking (the best part). This takes approximately 10 minutes. Using a spatula, you can press on all of the Cranberries to crack them open and release the extra sauce.

Sugar-Free Keto Cranberry Sauce Recipe cooking

That’s all. The Cranberry Sauce is done in 10 minutes and is fabulous. No need to add anything else, but if you still do, I have mentioned a few ideas below. 

Also, do not worry if the Keto Cranberry sauce is not thick to your liking. It does thicken while cooling down. Also once stored in the refrigerator, the thickening process continues. 

Sugar-Free Jellied Cranberry Sauce finished

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • If you do not have Brown Sugar, you can use a white alternative as well, but use powdered sweetener to prevent crystallization
  • Use Hand Mixer at the end of the process to get rid of all the chunks and blend it all into one smooth puree Cranberry Sauce if that is what you are looking for. 
  • Add gelatine if you are looking for more regular can-like texture

Additional Flavors for Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

  • Add Cinnamon and ground cloves for an additional festive flavor
  • As original Cranberry sauces call for Orange Juice, you can swap that with orange zest or orange extract
  • For a bit of spiciness add jalapeno peppers
  • To make it fully festive, you can add a bit of hard alcohol like vodka, rum, brandy or whiskey

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Can you make Keto Cranberry Sauce ahead of time?

You certainly can, and that is what I make all the time. It is actually advisable to prepare Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce ahead of time. Even a day or two beforehand. This will help in getting the keto Cranberry Sauce perfectly thick. All you have to do is reheat a bit before serving.Jellied Cranberry Sauce in a black serving bowl

Can I use Frozen Cranberries for Cranberry Sauce?

You can and it is a great option as well. As I have mentioned above, I do buy fresh cranberries in kilos and freeze to use throughout the whole year. 
If you will use the frozen Cranberries for Keto Cranberry Sauce, make sure you add a bit less water. They are already filled with ice aka water while freezing and therefore you might need much less of it. 

What if my Cranberry sauce is too liquid?

No worry, you have probably added a bit too much water. If you see, it is liquid only a tit bit, do not worry. It will thicken during the cooling period. Also once you place them into the refrigerator, the solidification continues further.

But if you do feel it is really liquid and you do know the amount of water was a bit too much, just let the cranberries cook a bit longer on low heat. This will help water to evaporate and the sauce will eventually thicken. 

You can also add chia seeds into the sauce. Chia seeds thicken everything and are a great addition to use for jams or spreads. But I doubt you will need them. Keto Cranberry Sauce made with Brown Sugar packing into a gift

How to store Low Carb Cranberry Sauce?

Once the Keto Cranberry Sauce has cooled down, place it into the Mason Jar and store it in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. 

You can also use the canning method in the water bath to store them in a jar in your storage for up to a year or two. 

Can I serve Low Carb Cranberry Sauce Chilled?

You certainly can and that is how some families are serving it on a regular basis. We, for example, serve it cold always with goulash or a meat stew. The dishes are most of the time so hot, that cold Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce will only complement the dish. 

Can you freeze Cranberry Sauce?

You certainly can. Stored in a Mason Jar or any glass Jar, you can store it in the freezer for later use for up to 6 months, maybe even a bit more. 

sugar-free cranberry sauce in a white serving bowl

How to use Leftover Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce?

Apart from adding it to your Turkey Dish for Thanksgiving, we like to add it to any meat stew, especially wild animals …

  • Cranberry Sauce is a perfect glaze for Grilled Meats. Just brush some of the sauce towards the end of grilling
  • Add it on top of your Keto Cheesecake
  • Add it into your cake batter for more moisture and flavor in your cakes
  • Use it as a jam spread on our Keto Farmers Bread or Yogurt Keto Chaffle for breakfast
  • Sprinkle it on top of your Low Carb Granola or Greek Yogurt in the morning
  • Mix it into your smoothies for a boost of flavor and fiber
  • Use separate or mix it with yogurt for your Keto Crepes Filling
  • Add it on top of the baked Camembert – The best and my favorite

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Sugar Free Keto Cranberry Sauce

Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce served in a white mini casserole

Quick and Easy 10 minutes and 3 ingredients only Jellied Keto Cranberry Sauce Recipe made with Brown Sugar, you will make day after day. This Homemade, Gluten-Free, Low Carb and Grain Free Healthy Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe goes perfectly not only on your Thanksgiving table but is a great addition to any meat stews, breakfast jam or filling for your Keto Crepes.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Prepare all of the ingredients.
    2. Heat up the Pot and add brown sugar substitute. Using low heat, let the sugar melt fully. Be careful not to overheat it, otherwise, your brown sugar will burn.
    3. Once you see the brown sugar substitute almost all melted, quickly add Cranberries and with a spatula coat them all with the melted brown sugar.
    4. Add a bit of water and start the cooking process.
    5. Let Cranberries cook together with water on a slow heat. Let them cook until cranberries start cracking. This takes approximately 10 minutes. Using a spatula, you can press on all of the Cranberries to crack them open and release the extra sauce.
    6. Store or serve.

Notes

  • If you do not have Brown Sugar, you can use a white alternative as well, but use powdered sweetener to prevent crystallization
  • Use Hand Mixer at the end of the process to get rid of all the chunks and blend it all into one smooth puree Cranberry Sauce if that is what you are looking for.
  • Add gelatine if you are looking for more regular can-like texture

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 18Carbohydrates 4gFiber 2g

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