Maple Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce is often loaded with white sugar and is not very interesting, so I usually make my own healthier sauce at home!  Cranberries actually are good for you when not loaded with sugar. Did you know it is super easy to make?  All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in a pot, let it cook for a while, chill, and voila!  Delicious sauce fit for a Thanksgiving feast!  I like to use maple syrup in mine instead of the sugar because it has more nutrients and tastes better.  I also add in a few spices and orange juice and zest, and it smells amazing!  This can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about making it when serving guests.

Author: Amy

Amy currently works in our deli contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan dessert and food blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She is also a cookbook author, of the books Just Vegan Cakes, Fragrant Vanilla Cake: Sweet and Savory and Rawlicious Desserts. She specializes in raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local,fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



Combine all ingredients in a pot, and bring to a boil.  Lower to a simmer, and cook until cranberries have popped and are jammy (give a stir once in a while so that they don’t burn).  Remove from heat, pour into a bowl, and refrigerate until cold, at least a few hours.

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Side Dish

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy