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.
- 4 cups of fresh cranberries
- 1 cup of pure maple syrup
- ½ cup of fresh orange juice
- 1 teaspoon of orange zest
Place cranberries, maple syrup and orange juice in a medium size saucepan and bring it to boil over medium high heat.
Turn heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, just until cranberries start to break out.
Cool to room temperature, for an hour, before serving. Sauce will thicken while it cools.
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
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Roasted Brined Turkey
Italian Sausage and Cornbread Dressing
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