THM Cranberry RelishJust in time for Thanksgiving!  Growing up one of the family favorites for any major holiday was that quivering, jewel-like mass of crimson joy known as Cranberry Sauce.  It always came in a can, was sometimes sliced, but it was always delicious.

And once I turned a half second over twenty, it went straight to my waistline.  So, there had to be a better way!  Enter this delish-sugar free Cranberry Relish.  Guaranteed to fit the bill for fruity sweetness alongside your Thanksgiving turkey, WITHOUT the post holiday baggage on the body.

This relish is classified as an S for the purposes of Trim Healthy Mama, but if you omit the Pecans, you could use it for a FP or E meal as well.  Once I finished it, I had my husband (who detests anything with non-sugar sweeteners) try some and he declared it delicious!

Enjoy!  I know I will!

Sugar Free Cranberry Pecan Relish
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
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A delicious, low-carb, sugar-free cranberry relish, perfect for the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • ¾-1 cup Truvia (or homemade alternative)
  • ¾ cup water
  • pinch cloves
  • pinch ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 3-5 drops orange essential oil (supplement grade, like Young Living OR use orange zest)
  1. Add all ingredients to a medium sized saucepan (Except pecans and orange essential oil. If using orange zest, add now.)
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat and reduce to a brisk simmer, stirring frequently.
  3. Allow all cranberries to burst and begin to reduce and thicken, about 5 minutes.
  4. Cranberries have a large amount of natural pectin, so no additional thickener is needed.
  5. Remove from heat and add chopped pecans.
  6. Once mostly cool, add orange essential oil, if using.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 94 Fat: 9.8 Carbohydrates: 8 Fiber: 3.3 Protein: 1.25

This post is linked up at Trim Healthy Tuesday!