Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce recipe

Confession time, y’all.

The first time I ever tasted cranberry sauce was when I made it myself about 3 years ago.

The canned kind? No. Not happening. I don’t even want to look at those weird little circles of fruity grossness. I’m sorry if you’re a canned sauce lover, but it just fuh-reaks me out. It might be delicious, but I can’t get past the looks enough to taste it.

Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce recipe

So, I make my own. And it’s amazing. I add a hit of maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon to take things over the top. It’s tart, sweet, and basically the perfect compliment to your Thanksgiving dinner. And no worries, it only takes about 20 minutes of cook time with occasional stirring. Totally easy recipe!

Now, spill it: Are you a canned sauce lover or are you on Team Homemade?

Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce recipe

Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce recipe

Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce recipePrint Recipe

Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

12 ounces fresh cranberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to a medium sauce pan and stir to combine. Heat over medium heat until the mixture reaches a rolling boil, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking until the berries have burst and the syrup has thickened a bit, about 10 more minutes. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

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16 Responses to “Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce”

  1. A Life From Scratch November 22, 2013 @ 10:30 am (#
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    Perfect timing – I am in charge of cranberry sauce and this looks delicious! These flavors sound absolutely heavenly….!

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  2. aimee @ shugarysweets November 22, 2013 @ 12:25 pm (#
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    Darn you. I thought you of all people would understand my love of the canned cranberry. Not that I don’t love homemade sauce too, but oh when it slides out of the can, with the little ring marks, LOVE IT. Hmmm, am I admitting this in a public forum?? hehehehe

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  3. Kirsten November 22, 2013 @ 1:46 pm (#
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    Karly,
    I think the flavor of maple syrup is a delicious one, and my family would love the lack of beets ;)
    Thanks!

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  4. Apryl November 22, 2013 @ 2:55 pm (#
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    Team homemade for me but both will be found at my table because my family is split down the middle on thie one.
    I’ve never made it with the maple syrup. i might have to give this a try next week! As always, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Jocelyn@ BruCrew Life November 22, 2013 @ 5:02 pm (#
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    I hate to admit this publicly too, but I am a canned cranberry sauce lover! I just can’t do the real one…maybe I just haven’t had the right one yet. I must say I am intrigued by the maple in yours!

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  6. Patrice November 22, 2013 @ 7:04 pm (#
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    Team Homemade–I went homemade a couple of years ago and never went back, especially when I realized how easy it was. My homemade sauce has been requested every year since.

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  7. The maple syrup sounds divine inside a cranberry sauce!! We usually do orange in our cranberry sauce but I might have to switch up to this maple version!!

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  8. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg November 22, 2013 @ 8:34 pm (#
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    Oh my, the addition of maple makes me swoon. I love cranberry sauce, homemade of course.

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  9. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 23, 2013 @ 12:01 am (#
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    Cranberry sauce is always one of my favorite things on the table for Thanksgiving, I put it on everything! This looks yummy!

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  10. Emily @ Life on Food November 23, 2013 @ 5:25 am (#
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    I was thinking the other day honey would be a good sweetener but I love maple syrup so much more. Homemade cranberry sauce is a must for me.

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  11. Allie | Baking a Moment November 23, 2013 @ 3:06 pm (#
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    I just started making homemade & I love it! Your version sounds fabulous with the maple… :)

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  12. Joanne November 23, 2013 @ 8:21 pm (#
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    Team Homemade, what WHAT! The canned stuff definitely freaks me out. All that jiggling…EEK!

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  13. Paula – bell’alimento November 24, 2013 @ 3:50 pm (#
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    Cranberry sauce should always be on the Thanksgiving Table! Maple Syrup in cranberry sauce…yes!

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  14. Willow @ Will Cook For Friends November 24, 2013 @ 7:19 pm (#
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    Team homemade, all the way! Your sauce sounds awesome. I finally brought myself to try the canned stuff a couple years ago, and to be honest, it wasn’t as bad as I had expected… HOWEVER. It is no match for a good homemade cranberry sauce. Once you go homemade, you never go back!

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  15. Julie @ Table for Two November 25, 2013 @ 9:11 am (#
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    Haha, I’ll confess that the first time I had it was several years ago, too, when I made it myself :) didn’t ever realize how easy it was. I’m not a fan of the canned stuff – never was, never will be. That’s probably why I was afraid of cranberry sauce lol…love this maple version!

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  16. @simplegreenmoms November 25, 2013 @ 6:03 pm (#
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    So have to try this recipe! I have never tried the typically cranberry sauce either because the texture looks so slimy

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