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12 servings


0 hours 20 mins


0 hours 20 mins


1 hours 40 mins
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1 12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries
1 10 oz. bag of frozen sweet cherries

½ cup of Lakanto sweetener (monk fruit)

1 cup of water
½ cup of Tart Cherry Juice
Zest and juice of one clementine


1. Add everything to a large pot and cook until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens and comes together. Bring to room temperature and chill.

NOTES: Since I usually make this around the holidays when fresh cherries aren’t available, I use frozen. However, if you have fresh cherries, by all means use those. I use Lakanto sweetener since there is no after taste and I cut way back on the sugar and calories. I add the tart cherry juice to give it a little extra punch of cherry BUT I’ve also omitted the juice for a zero point cranberry sauce (for all my weight watcher friends). The family loves it on sandwiches or with roast chicken year-round.

This is a great make ahead dish for the holidays.  It will hold in the refrigerator for days so you can make it well in advance of a holiday meal like Thanksgiving.  Serve it in a beautiful silver bowl for an elegant touch on your holiday table.  To continue making the holiday meal stress free, be sure to check out my make ahead Mushroom and Turkey Gravy.  Enjoy.

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