½ cup of Lakanto sweetener (monk fruit)
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.