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Cranberry-Red Wine Sauce

Recipes   Gluten Free     Seasonal     The Classics    


  • 1 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup minced shallot
  • 1 ½ cup of dry red wine – organic or clean crafted
  • ½ cup thawed frozen cranberries (no sugar added)
  • ¼ tsp salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh chopped sage
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 TBS salted butter


  1. Heat 1 TBS of Olive Oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ¼ cup of chopped shallot and cook, stirring until softened, about a minute or two.
  2. Add 1 ½ cup red wine, salt and pepper, 4 TBS of Swerve Confectioners, 1 ½ tsp sage and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.
  3. Cook stirring occasionally, until the sauce is reduced by about half, and should take around 10 minutes.
  4. Mash the cranberries gently with a back of a spoon. Note: If the sauce is too bitter from the cranberries, add one or more TBS Swerve Confectioners.
  5. Turn off heat, and sprinkle xanthan gum over cranberry/wine mixture. Whisk in completely and set aside for 10 minutes to allow to thicken.
  6. Add TBS of butter and mix into thickened mixture.
  7. Pour warm or hot over turkey or dressing and enjoy!

Note: if it is too thick, add a little warm water before serving.

Inspired by “Eating Well” magazine, November 2019. We Swerved it.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 8

Calories 70
Total Fat 3g
Total Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbs 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Swerve 7g
Protein 0g
Net Carbs: 2g