Maple Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

One of my favorite parts of a holiday dinner is the cranberry sauce. It seems that the cranberry sauce only makes an appearance once or twice a year so it is one of the things that I look forward to. I think that cranberry sauce goes really well with turkey and I tend to use it like gravy on the turkey. I thought it would be nice to try replacing the sugar with maple syrup. This was my first time making cranberry sauce and I was a little surprised when the cranberries started bursting. I was not expecting the popping sound. The cranberry sauce turned out pretty good and it was really easy to make. I ended up with a lot of leftover cranberry sauce which was good as there was a lot of leftover turkey to go with it.

Maple Cranberry Sauce

Maple Cranberry Sauce

  • 2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or sugar)
  • 1/2 cup water (or orange juice or apple cider, etc.)
  1. Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries burst and the sauce starts to thicken, about 10-15 minutes.


Laurie Constantino said...

Kevin, as I read this recipe, it reminded me that you are Canadian, which I always associate with maple syrup (we took an annual trip to Canada when I was a kid and ALWAYS brought back maple syrup and lemon curd). This sounds really good -- very imaginative and quite delicious.

Sylvia said...

What a coincidence I am just searching a Cranberry sauce recipe for my Christams's dinner. And this sounds really good.I will try your recipe
Thanks and have a safe and wonderful hollydays

Peter M said...

Kevin, isn't this so much better than the canned stuff?

Bellini Valli said...

Excellent job with the cranberry sauce Kevin. You have a very lucky family that is the recipient of all your delicious experiments!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope that 2008 is all that you hope for and more!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love making fresh cranberry sauce! I like watching the cranberries "pop"!

Pixie said...

Cranberry sauce is my ultimate favourite during the holidays and you certainly can't beat fresh!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

I still have some cranberries, I will make some more sauce to try your sandwich :)))

Have a great day! Margot

Anonymous said...

I tried the cranberry sauce from the latest LCBO magazine, which basically replaces the water with pomegranante juice. The sauce was not as sweet which was very good

Anonymous said...

I used this recipe with the maple syrup and apple cider options for Christmas dinner. Very tasty! Thanks!

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