Keto Orange Walnut Cranberry Sauce

I made a keto orange walnut cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. This is a modified recipe for the cranberry sauce recipe I have made for years for Thanksgiving for my family. I am not sure where I got the original recipe from because I have been making it such a long time. It has the tanginess of cranberries with a hint of orange and the crunch of the walnuts that make this a winner that your family and guests will just love.

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Extract or Emulsion… Which one to use?

The original recipe called for mandarin oranges, but since that would make the carb count way too high I opted to use orange emulsion instead. However, you could use orange extract if you prefer. I like using emulsions instead of extracts, except for vanilla, for that, I just use the cheap vanilla extract. Emulsions are water-based instead of alcohol-based so it doesn’t have the taste of alcohol in non-cooked items. Using extracts in cooking is fine because the alcohol taste will evaporate when the item is heated. For non-cooked items, I think that emulsions are a much better choice, but it is all a personal preference.

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Cranberries All Year Long, Yum

This is made with fresh/frozen cranberries. I usually buy a few bags of fresh cranberries when they are in season and freeze them. They keep very well and you will always have them on hand. This cranberry sauce is the perfect addition to any holiday table. It is tasty and looks great. What more could you want in a Thanksgiving side dish? I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. :- )

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More dishes you may like for your Thanksgiving Feast:

Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie

Mock Mac and Cheese

Scalloped Yellow Squash and Zuccini

Great Grandma’s Chocolate Pie

Nutrition for the recipe is on My Fitness Pal just search Certainlyketo -Keto Orange Walnut Cranberry Sauce.

Keto Orange Walnut Cranberry Sauce

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It has the tanginess of cranberries with a hint of orange and the crunch of the walnuts that make this a winner that your family and guests will just love.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 42 kcal


  • 12 oz. bag fresh whole cranberries
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 ½ tsp. orange extract
  • 2- 3 tsp. liquid stevia or to taste


  • Pour the whole bag of cranberries into a medium saucepan with the water.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until cranberries mash easily with a spoon.
  • Mash cranberries with a spoon.
  • Leave some cranberries whole (optional).
  • Stir in emulsion and stevia.
  • Add chopped walnuts and stir.
  • Cool to room temperature. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator or serve immediately after cooling.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Orange Walnut Cranberry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g 5%
Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Fiber 2g 8%
Sugar 2g 2%
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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