spoon dripping cranberry sauce in a white bowl

Whole30 + Keto Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 12-ounce bag organic cranberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener (or sub date paste for whole30)
  • pinch of salt
  • zest from 1 orange


  1. In a sauce pan over medium high heat, combine the cranberries, water, monk fruit + salt. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
  2. When it begins boiling, reduce to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. No need to smash the cranberries, they will burst on their own.
  3. When the sauce is thickened, remove from heat. (If it accidentally thickened too much, just add more water!)
  4. Add in the orange zest and stir. Cool to room temperature.
  5. Will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days.


I like my cranberry sauce lightly sweet. If you like yours sweeter, add in more monk fruit or date paste!

You can really use any sweetener in the same amounts if not keeping it whole30 + keto: honey, maple syrup, white sugar, etc.