Cranberry sauce may be a Thanksgiving ordeal for most, but I’m one of those people that makes it all through November. (Are there enough people who do this to say I’m “one of those people”? No idea, but there you have it.) Anyway, who says the turkey gets to have all the fame? Sugar-free cranberry sauce is actually unexpectedly delicious on chicken, too.
I made this year’s first batch of sugar-free cranberry sauce this week. Once again, I was reminded of how much I love this stuff, and how totally unfair it is that fresh cranberries aren’t available all year round. (*Sigh*) I actually attempted to find fresh cranberries to snap photos for this recipe a month ago and couldn’t find them yet, so I’m glad they are finally here.
It feels unusual to be saying that I made the “first batch” of something for the year, implying that I’d be making it many times again. As a food blogger, I tend to develop a recipe and move on to the next. Rarely do I come back to the same one over and over. It’s not because I don’t have ones I love, and even miss dearly, because I do. The reality is, there are only so many hours in the day. And, there are only so many meals to feed my little family of three (for now!!) throughout the week, so I tend to save my cooking for new experiments. This is even more true during the holiday season, when the occasions to which I can bring my creations are sadly limited compared to the number of ideas I have.
This fresh, homemade sugar-free cranberry sauce is a delightful exception. It’s so easy and so good that I always make it for Thanksgiving. Every. Single. Year. And every single year, everyone at the table eagerly gobbles it up – even though it’s sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb, and paleo. Fresh cranberries truly make all the difference.
Fortunately, this sugar-free cranberry sauce is so quick to whip up that it doesn’t take time or effort away from whatever other dish I’m experimenting with. And, it means you can make it in just ten minutes, leaving you more time to focus on the turkey, better-than-sweet-potato casserole, pecan pie bars, or whatever else you happen to be making for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
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Want more low carb, gluten-free ideas for the holiday table? Try these: