Sugar Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce is so nourishing and satisfying.
It really hits the spot left by the disappearance of summer’s fresh berries.
Making this sauce is about a 10-minute project from start to finish and then you are in for a real taste experience.
It is nice to have this flavorful, power-packed, superfood for so many reasons so scroll down to check out a few…
Use this sauce to make up to 6 parfaits, as a jam for toast or any tasty treats that you wish to fortify with cranberries; one of the zestiest flavors of fall.
Before switching to a healthier diet I didn’t even bother trying these tart berries but once I got serious about trying them I was hooked. See below for serving suggestions for this delicious sauce but don’t stop there!
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Sugar Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce works best with a natural sweetener called Gentle Sweet but be aware of the following when using it:
THM Gentle Sweet is so authentically sugary sweet because it contains xylitol and high-quality stevia.
BUT xylitol is dangerous to pets so if yours have access to your treats be sure and use the Xylitol Free Gentle Sweet (the taste and texture are not quite spot on but still a great product.
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- 2 cups fresh whole cranberries, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup gentle sweet or 1/4 cup truvia
- 2 dashes of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pure orange extract or 1 drop of food grade essential oil
- Extra powdered erythritol can be added later, too taste
- Put the first 4 ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce the heat and simmer gently on low for 10 minutes, stirring frequently until the cranberries have popped and the sauce has begun to thicken.
- Press the cranberries with a spoon or masher until all are mashed and mixed together.
- Now add in the orange extract.
- This is a tart sauce, but if you are serving to people who like a sweeter sauce just sprinkle the powdered erythritol onto their share and satisfy both tastes.
I love this sauce on toasted Ezekiel bread with 1 tablespoon low fat cream cheese spread on top of the toast along with a dollop of this sauce.