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Old 11-25-2003, 09:44 AM   #1
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Cranberry Sauce

Can low carb cranberry sauce be made by just using liquid splenda instead of regular granular?

It seems like a no brainer conversion, but I was just wondering if anyone has tried it. I want to bring it to my aunt's, but I don't want people to balk and think it tastes funny.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:04 AM   #2
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Hi Jen,

I have always made mine with liquid splenda/sucralose. The recipes I've used called for orange juice and I substituted a little sugar free Davinci orange syrup. I have had only compliments on my cranberry sauce.

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Old 11-25-2003, 10:10 AM   #3
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Hi!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for your response. I don't have any orange davinci, but I may just add a little bit of orange zest.

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Old 11-25-2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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I made the regular cranberry recipe that's on the bag a week or so ago. You're supposed to boil water and sugar for 5 minutes before adding the berries, then cook for about 10 minutes. Mine came out very thick, I think because I used liquid Splenda instead of sugar. I think the difference is that when you boil the sugar and water, you get a syrup, but with the liquid Splenda, most of the water just evaporated. Next time I will probably just bring the water to a boil, add the Splenda and berries and proceed from there. I like my berries a bit more saucy than thick.
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Old 11-25-2003, 01:35 PM   #5
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I added a little raspberry DaVinci to mine and it was really good.
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Old 11-25-2003, 02:27 PM   #6
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The guy on Food 911 made a fresh cranberry relish the other day that looked good! Just sub the splenda for the sugar.. there's so little orange juice, but I'm sure you could use orange extract or even a little s/f orange gelatin mixed in water(like 1tsp the gelatin powder mixed in 1/4 cup water)

2 pounds fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Grand Marnier liqueur
1 orange, zested and juiced

Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, pulse several times to breakdown the cranberries and incorporate the ingredients; it should still be a bit chunky. Allow the cranberry relish to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, so the flavors can marry.
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:10 AM   #7
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This sounds so good! But look what I came up with when I entered the information into MasterCook! Can this be right??


* Exported from MasterCook *

Cranberry Relish

Recipe By ottie
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 lbs fresh cranberries
1 cup Splenda, Granular
1/4 cup Grand Marnier liqueur
1 orange -- *see Note Zested and juiced.

Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, pulse several times to breakdown the cranberries and incorporate the ingredients; it should still be a bit chunky. Allow the cranberry relish to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, so the flavors can marry.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 1453 Calories; 2g Fat (1.2% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 367g Carbohydrate; 41g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 9mg Sodium. Exchanges: 8 Fruit.

Edited to add: Unknown items - the Grand Marnier liqueur!

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Strange, using the USDA counts for everything but the Grand Marnier, I came up with 149 carbs total after deducting fiber. Here's the breakdown:

2 lbs. cranberries - 71 carbs (nearly half the carbs were fiber)
1 cup Splenda - 24 carbs (or use liquid for zero carbs)
Juice and peel of 1 orange - 10 carbs
1/4 cup Grand Marnier (they don't have it in the USDA database so I used the count for Kahlua, which they do list. I figured it would be within the ballpark at least) - 11 carbs

Total - 149 carbs (124 if you used liquid Splenda)
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:54 AM   #10
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Eek -I'd leave the grand mariner out!
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I made some cranberry sauce today. I followed the recipe on cranberries.org, substituting Splenda and a little Davinci's vanilla in place of the sugar. Basically:

Simmer 3 cups cranberries and 3/4 cup water, mashing the cranberries as they start to soften. Add 1 1/2 cups Splenda (or the equivalent in Davinci's). I used the granulated cooking Splenda since that's all I have. Simmer another 10 minutes. Cool. I also added about 1 1/2 teaspoons of Thicken/Thin notSugar mixed with a little cold water to prevent clumping to make a thicker sauce.

I think it could still be very good, if tarter, with less sweetener.

EDIT: to clarify the Splenda/Davinci thing and to mention Thicken/Thin.

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Old 11-26-2003, 03:39 PM   #13
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My guess was pretty close then at 11 carbs for 2 ounces of Grand Marnier. Only off by 3 carbs.
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