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Maple Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Maple Cranberry Sauce

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This delicious Maple Cranberry Sauce recipe is quick and easy to make in about 10 minutes.  See notes above for possible variations and ingredients that you can also add in.


  • 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed and picked over
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, or more to taste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • juice and zest of one fresh orange (about 1/4 cup juice)


  1. Combine ingredients. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir to combine.
  2. Simmer. Heat over medium-high heat until the mixture reaches a simmer.  Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and reached your desired consistency.  (Keep in mind that it will also thicken a bit more as it cools.)
  3. Season. Taste and add extra maple syrup, if needed.
  4. Serve. You can either serve this cranberry sauce warm or let it cool in the refrigerator until chilled and then serve it cold.


Storage instructions: To store this cranberry sauce, let it cool to room temperature and then transfer it to a sealed storage container.  Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.