Keto Cranberry Celebration

Happy *early* Thanksgiving!

I’ve been cooking and baking since early this morning but I wanted to pop on here and upload another recipe for your Thanksgiving table.

I used to love Kroger’s deli cranberry celebration salad – but now that I’m following a keto way of eating, I needed to find a way to make something similar but sugar-free. I think it’s pretty close!

I made homemade berry jam last night – which I used to sweeten this recipe. I hope you enjoy!

Please check out my *New Keto Holiday Desserts Ebook

Keto Cranberry Celebration

Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 6


  • 1/2 Tbsp Keto Berry Jam or store-bought sugar-free raspberry jam
  • 1/2 bag whole cranberries, rinsed
  • 1 whole chayote squash, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup Swerve confectioner sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1 Tbsp gelatin


  • In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, chayote squash, berry jam, 1/2 cup water, and orange zest to a boil. Simmer covered for 5 minutes or until all cranberries have popped open.
  • Smash cranberries with the back of a spoon while stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in Swerve and vanilla. Set aside.
  • In a small container, add 1/8 cup room temperature water and sprinkle gelatin over water, stir then let set for 2 minutes for gelatin to bloom.
  • Add thickened gelatin to the cranberry mixture, stir to combine. Stir in walnuts. Pour into a serving container and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Top with extra walnuts.


Cranberries are very tart. Taste test before adding gelatin; add more jam and/or Swerve to desired sweetness. 
Keyword Cranberry, Jell-o salad, keto, Thanksgiving

I hope you all enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday
…and the Christmas season.

~ Stef