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A close up of a cranberry sauce in a white bowl with a spoon in it.

Homemade Maple Cranberry Sauce

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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy side dish recipes, easy Thanksgiving recipes, holiday recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 272kcal


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


  • 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.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 42.3mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.3mg