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Homemade Cranberry Sauce (With Maple Syrup)

Cranberry sauce is something that should always be homemade. It tastes worlds different than canned cranberry sauce! We swapped out the sugar for maple syrup to make it real food friendly as well!
Course *Easy Entertaining Dishes
Keyword sides, sauce, homemade, holidays, thanksgiving, Christmas, cranberry, maple, cranberry sauce, sweetened with maple
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 723kcal
Author Dani Meyer


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 12 ounce package fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup can substitute 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or orange juice


  • 1. Melt butter in a medium-sized pot. Add cranberries and maple syrup. (If using brown sugar and water. add that instead)
    2. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium for 8-10 minutes until most of the cranberries have begun to pop and a sauce consistency is reached. Sauce will thicken as it stands as well.
    3. Remove from heat and add lemon or orange juice.
    4. Serve warm or room temperature (cold it is a bit grainy).
    5. It can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 133g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 212mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 111g