I have been making Highbush Cranberry Apple Butter when we are lucky and have the berries. We managed to get quite a few this year and I had people asking for it. I pulled out the recipe and started making it. It was so full of sugar and couldn’t believe it. I thought why can’t I make this Keto friendly.I just made a 1/4 of the recipe because I didn’t want to waste all the berries if it didn’t turn out.
I started cooking the a pint of berries in a 1/4 cup water. The Highbush Cranberries have a large seed in them. You need to cook them until them are soft.
Next you need to strain the berries. I have used a wire strainer with cheesecloth in it but I prefer a cone-shaped sieve. This is the one I have.
I strained the juice into my Pyrex 4 cup measuring cup. I have always loved these measuring cups and they last forever. That is unless your daughters end up with them. I had to buy new ones. These are the ones I bought.
Then back in the pot the juice goes.
I then added 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce which I made.
Next was the sugar, instead of 1 1/2 cups of sugar I used 1/4 cup of Erythritol. This is the one I use.
I then added the spices
1/4 tsp cinnamon
a dash of clove and salt
Simmer until thick. Remove from heat and add lemon juice from a 1/4 of a lemon and some grated rind. Spoon into hot pint or 1/2 pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Wipe jar rims and add prepared two-piece lids. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.
It turned out great. I can now make more if I want too. I will see how many berries are left after I make my Keto Friendly Cranberry Catsup.
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Let me know if you make any kind of apple butter, jelly or jam.