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Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 10 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce recipe only needs 6 ingredients! Sweetened with orange juice and maple syrup with a hint of cinnamon. It’s the perfect sweet tart cranberry sauce for the holidays!



  • 4 cups cranberries, frozen or fresh
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • cinnamon stick


  1. Heat a medium-sized saucepan to medium heat. Add cranberries, pure maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon stick.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. About 5-7 minutes.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until the cranberries burst and begin to break down until they for a sauce, will be about 15-20 minutes. You can smush them with a spoon if you’d like.
  4. Test the sauce to make sure it’s too your liking. If it’s too tart, you can add more syrup.
  5. Remove the cranberry sauce from the heat and it let cool.
  6. SERVE!


  • Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 3-4 days.
  • You can also freeze your cranberry sauce for up to 2 months. Just place the sauce in an airtight container or freezer storage bag. To reheat to move to the fridge to thaw about 24-48 hours before the big meal and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 52
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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