Decadent Diabetic – Cranberry Relish Sauce Recipe

It is easy to make fresh cranberry sauce. In this recipe I replaced the sugar with granulated sugar substitute, and oranges (high in carbohydrates) with pineapple. Once again the Diabetic Compatible version is as good as or better than the original.

Cranberry Relish Sauce

Serves 4
Prep time 6 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 21 minutes


  • 12oz Package of Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar substitute
  • 1/2 cup TROP 50 Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 packet Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Walnuts
  • 4oz Fresh Pineapple Chunks


Step 1. Toast the walnuts and allow to cool
Step 2. Bring water, juice and Granulated Sugar Substitute to a boil.
Step 3. Add the cranberries and gelatin. Let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool and refrigerate for two hours.
Step 4. Cut the pineapple chunks into small pieces and add the pineapple and the toasted nuts to the cranberries. Put into a beautiful dish and refrigerate until ready to use.

Each serving has approximately 8g Net Carbohydrates.

Chef Ward Alper is type 2 Diabetic who lives and eats DECADENTLY in Portland, Maine. Since his diagnosis more than four years ago he has refocused his recipes and eating to support his Diabetes health. He has maintained a consistent A1C of 5.2-5.3, while still enjoying the pleasures of eating. Chef Alper has been a professional chef in both New York City and Boston, Massachusetts.

He has a website,, where he shares stories and recipes with his fellow Diabetes and encourages them to expand their choices and take back their life and their table. His articles and recipes appear on Top Diabetes sites as well in medical newsletters across the United States. He is working with a major New York publisher towards publishing a cookbook so he can share with more Diabetics that you can take back your life and your table while still eating a Diabetic Diet and be DECADENT to boot!

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