Low-Carb Cranberry Relish Keto, Gluten-Free Recipe

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Written by Di Bauer August 11, 2001, Updated by Andrew DiMino January 10, 2023

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Cranberry Relish Low-Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free Recipe

This CarbSmart.com Cranberry Relish Low-Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free Recipe is a perfect addition to any holiday meal or any meal in general for people on a low-carb or keto diet. The recipe involves the use of fresh or frozen cranberries, powdered monk fruit sweetener, water, and orange zest. The recipe is gluten-free, making it suitable for people with gluten intolerance. The relish can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer for later use. The relish can be used as a topping for cheesecake or mixed into muffin and cake batters. This Cranberry Relish Low-Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free Recipe is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional cranberry relish recipes.


Low-Carb Cranberry Relish Recipe

Low-Carb Cranberry Relish Recipe

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Who said cranberry is just for Thanksgiving? When Low-Carb Gluten-Free cranberries are fresh and in season, I buy extra so I can stock my freezer for year round use! A low-carb cranberry relish can be used as far more than a side dish. It makes a great topping for ice cream or low-carb pancakes and is super tasty mixed into some Greek yogurt. But my favorite use by far for cranberry relish, is on top of a burger. Try it and I guarantee you’ll be hooked.

  • Author: Di Bauer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo. Primal, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free


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  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh or thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup water (more, if necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried orange peel or fresh orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 drops liquid stevia or to taste


  1. In a colander, rinse the cranberries and then place them in a saucepan with ½ cup of water, just enough to keep them from scorching.
  2. Watch the berries closely, and add more water as necessary, but just a tablespoon at a time so that the sauce doesn’t get watery. Simmer the berries over medium heat, stirring constantly, until they begin to swell and pop. You will actually be able to hear them.
  3. Continue to simmer to berries for another 5 minutes, mashing them slightly with the back of a wooden spoon as you stir. When the berries are soft, remove the pan from the heat. The sauce should be very thick. If it isn’t, continue cooking and stirring until it thickens.
  4. When sauce is thick, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Taste test to adjust the stevia and spices to your own personal taste.
  5. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.


Low Carb Cranberry Relish can be made ahead of time and either refrigerated or frozen. If you want to freeze individual portions, spoon it into plastic ice cube trays, and when it is frozen solid, pop the individual cubes of relish out and put them in a freezer bag.


  • Serving Size: ¼ Cup
  • Calories: 12
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: trace
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g (2g net carbs)
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: trace
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