Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce

maple cranberry sauce recipe - ready in 20 minutes! #thanksgiving #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! perfect for #thanksgiving

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 easy cranberry sauce recipe - perfect for #thanksgiving

Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time undefined Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 20 mins


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


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


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1066kcal Calories from fat 9
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Carbohydrate 273g 91%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 230g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g