Orange-Maple Cranberry Sauce

This beautiful and healthy cranberry sauce is brought to an entirely different level by using real maple syrup instead of plain sugar and orange juice instead of water. It tastes heavenly, not to mention all the wonderful health benefits of cranberries.  We always make a homemade cranberry sauce each Thanksgiving, but this far exceeds recipes we have tried in years past.

Smell of Rosemary - Orange-Maple Cranberry Sauce


  • 4 cups of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup of pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup of fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest

Smell of Rosemary - Orange-Maple Cranberry Sauce

Place cranberries, maple syrup and orange juice in a medium size saucepan and bring it to boil over medium high heat.

Smell of Rosemary - Orange-Maple Cranberry Sauce

Turn heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, just until cranberries start to break out.

Smell of Rosemary - Orange-Maple Cranberry Sauce

Cool to room temperature, for an hour, before serving. Sauce will thicken while it cools.

Smell of Rosemary - Orange-Maple Cranberry Sauce

Serves 10-12.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 75 minutes, including cooling time of 1 hour

Inspired by a recipe found in a magazine article from fine Cooking from Oct/Nov 2012.

Here are some additional Thanksgiving recipes you should consider:

Chocolate and Pumpkin Tart

Fresh Pumpkin Puree

Maple Roasted Carrot Salad

Pumpkin Soup

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Roasted Brined Turkey

Italian Sausage and Cornbread Dressing

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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2 Responses

  1. Looks great. I should have this for thanksgiving, thanks for the idea

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