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Sweet ‘N Tangy Cranberry Relish 🎄 gluten free, keto & paleo

Deliciously sweet and tangy, this keto cranberry relish is the ideal festive pairing to many meat mains! Think from traditional turkey, to a wonderful ham and meatballs alike!

Low carb & keto cranberry relish
Low Carb & Keto Cranberry Relish

Sugar-Free Keto Cranberry Relish

Deliciously Sweet ‘N Tangy!

This low carb cranberry relish is easily my favorite festive sauce. Ok, so the original sauce is not keto, i.e. it’s my mom’s forever staple… but luckily an easy fix by just switching the sugar for a natural sweetener!

Tbh, I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t celebrate this cranberry relish. And funny enough, it was easily the most raved about recipe by you guys after Thanksgiving in instagram (even more so than our pumpkin pie!).

And while it might be the ideal buddy to anything turkey, keep it in mind as a great pairing for your holiday ham, with a quick and simple pan-fried pork loin, as a sub for lingonberry jam with Swedish meatballs, to spruce up some good old roast chicken (and salads!)… and, of course, with our festive brie ‘n cranberry cups. 

Honestly a real must for keto holidays!

Low Carb & Keto Swedish Meatballs With Cranberry Relish
Low Carb & Keto Swedish Meatballs With Cranberry Relish

The Sweetener

This recipe works best with erythritolxylitol or allulose. Just note that with erythritol it might go a bit opaque once chilled… but just give it a good mix right before serving and everyone will be none the wiser!

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys!

Keto cranberry relish with rosemary springs
Low Carb & Keto Cranberry Relish
Low carb & keto cranberry relish

Low Carb & Keto Cranberry Relish

Course: Sauces, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, low carb, paleo, sugar free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 23 kcal

Deliciously sweet and tangy, this keto cranberry relish is the ideal festive pairing to many meat mains! Think from traditional turkey, to a wonderful ham and meatballs alike!

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2-3/4 cup erythritol xylitol or allulose (to taste)
  • 1 medium banana shallot very finely minced (about 50g)
  • 1 rosemary spring very finely chopped
  • 1 pound cranberries

Instructions

  1. Add vinegar and sweetener to a saucepan over medium/low heat, stirring until dissolved and just simmering. Add shallot, rosemary and cranberries. Lower heat to low, cover (leaving slightly ajar), and simmer for 20-25 minutes stirring every so often, until thick and syrupy. 

  2. Feel free to taste it around minute 15 and adjust sweetness as needed. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days and in the freezer for three months. 

Recipe Notes

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated for a 55g serving (about 3 tablespoons). 

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb & Keto Cranberry Relish
Amount Per Serving (55 g)
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 comments

    • Paola says:

      I think it depends a lot on your shallots and just be sure they’re not too bitter. Otherwise I’ve made it in the past with purple onion when I couldn’t find the banana shallots and it worked great too. xo!

  1. Andrea says:

    This is absolutely delicious. I used 3/4 cup of xylitol. I’ll be using this for the cranberry Brie cups! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Diane. I’m afraid I cannot help you in the canning department, as I lack the knowledge :-S! I’m just not sure how sweeteners behave when canned… xo Paola

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