Low-Sugar Keto Cranberry Sauce

A Healthy Take on the Traditional Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberries - not only because of the flavor but also due to the deep, rich nutrients it contains. Some studies even suggest that amongst other berries, cranberries are a great dietary source of bioactive compounds (BAC), that may support heart health and reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (1,2,3). 

But cranberries can also be high in carbs, and cranberry sauce in particular is usually sweetened with a lot of sugar - making it a food to avoid on any keto diet. Luckily, with the right portioning and a few swaps of ingredients, you can still enjoy this sweet and nutrient-rich berry with your keto thanksgiving meal (or any thanksgiving meal). 

There are two secrets to this recipe:

1. Orange juice. Believe it or not, the acid of the orange brightens up and balances the bitterness of all the other ingredients and brings a natural sweetness.

2. Sugar substitute. The secret to making it low-sugar and keto-friendly is the use of a sugar substitute. 

And as a bonus, we've added chia seeds for even more fiber and healthy fats to balance this keto-friendly sauce. This recipe will surely pass as the traditional sauce and be a new favorite for your thanksgiving and holiday parties!

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Low-Sugar Keto Cranberry Sauce


7-10 min


5 min




As part of our Keto recipe collection, this recipe is a perfect side to have year-round, and especially during the holidays, to support you in staying on track with your keto lifestyle.


  • 12 oz. Cranberries or Dark Cherries, frozen
  • Juice from 1/2 an Orange, fresh (about 0.5 fl oz)
  • 1.5 teaspoon Stevia or 1 Tbsp. Swerve sugar (sugar substitute)
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to an active simmer, and simmer for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Remove from heat, remove the cinnamon stick, and blend with an immersion blender until smooth or lightly chunky. If the consistency is too thin, return to heat and simmer to achieve desired consistency.

  3. Carefully transfer to a storage container and cool down completely in the fridge until ready to serve or serve warm if desired.


Servings: 40 portions (18g - 1 Tbsp. each) | Calories Per Serving: 5

  • Total Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 0g
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C