Simply Amazing Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I had originally intended to share a post about the iphone apps that I’m using to make me a faster runner, but then I realized that next week is Thanksgiving in the US and if my stats are correct 89% of you reside in the US.    Cranberry sauce is one of my favourite things about Thanksgiving – you simply cannot have turkey without it in my humble opinion.  Unfortunately the canned sauces are loaded with sugar, so I wanted to share with you sugar-free, low-calorie cranberry sauce recipe, a welcome alternative to those nasty canned cranberry sauces that come out of the can still looking like the can..

Simply Amazing Sugar-Free Cranberry sauce
This is a simple homemade no-fuss cranberry sauce -- no spices, no orange peel, nothing extra. It should turn out to be about the same thickness as pudding. It can be served not only with turkey, but over yogurt or ricotta cheese for breakfast or a snack, or accompanying cheeses and nuts as a dessert.
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9 calories
2 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
241 g
599 g
2 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 9
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 599mg
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 bag of fresh cranberries (12 oz)
  2. Sugar substitute equal to 1 cup sugar (I use EZ-Sweetz)
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Put cranberries in a pot on the stove, and pick through to remove soft and/or brown ones.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.
  3. Stir frequently. The cranberries will pop, and then release their "gel" -- and the sauce will come together like magic. Cook until the sauce is the consistency you want, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Note: I used a liquid sweetener in this recipe, which adds zero carbs, instead of the powdered artificial sweeteners that often use sugars as a base.
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I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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Simple homemade no-fuss sugar-free, low-calorie cranberry sauce recipe


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  • Emma
    November 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Cranberry sauce is good mixed into some cottage cheese, too. Or maybe that’s just me.

    Or on brie! Or old cheddar! Now I’m hungry.

  • Kodjo
    April 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I wouldn’t do myself justice if I don’t post my cranberry sauce recipe video here 😉

  • Weight Loss Trainer
    May 7, 2012 at 4:39 am

    I’m a sucker for sweets! I’m definitely going to have to give this recipe a shot!

    Would be great on some low carb pancakes!

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities
    May 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    IF ONLY my father would adopt this recipe into his arsenol! You should SEE how much sugar he adds to cranberries! YIKES!!!

    • Kodjo
      May 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      How did you find your way to Janice’s blog anyway lol 😉
      The world’s a small place, isn’t it. And twitter’s making it even smaller!!

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  • 117084518404817
    November 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    YES! ding ding! I just made a video for Thanksgiving food replacements and this was definitely one of the recommendations! We are totally on the same page, 🙂

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  • Elle
    November 22, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I am going to save this for next year. Thanksgiving comes early in Canada (October) and I ended up just using the store bought stuff.

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    November 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    wow…looks great…im in mexico, so im going to try with Organic Blue Agave Nectar



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