What Holiday feast would be complete without a bowl of fresh cranberry sauce? Most often I make cranberry sauce in the traditional manner, no frills, as shown in the photo above. But occasionally, I like to add a touch of bourbon and pecans, turning it into almost a chutney, which certainly takes it up a notch or two in flavor! It’s delicious made this way so I hope you try it some time. It has proven to be very popular with my holiday guests. This recipe is not suitable until you reach Atkins Phase 2 “OWL”, when alcohol, nuts and berries are permitted.
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½ c. water
1 c. fresh cranberries
½ c. granular Splenda (or equivalent sweetener of choice)
½ stick cinnamon or ¼ tsp. ground
1½ tsp. orange zest/peel
1 T. bourbon
½ c. (about 20 halves) pecans, coarsely chopped
DIRECTIONS: Cook all ingredients but the nuts over medium heat until all berries’ skins have popped open. Remove from heat, stir in the nuts and chill until ready to use. Remove and discard cinnamon stick just before serving.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes about 2 cups or 16 servings. Each serving has:
16 calories, 1.28 g fat, 1.03 g carbs, 0.48 g fiber, 0.55 g NET CARBS, 0.19 g protein and negligible sodium