Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

Marla Meridith

November 4, 2012

Maple Cranberry Cinnamon Sauce | recipe on ©

Maple Cranberry Cinnamon Sauce | recipe on ©

I have decided to give pumpkin a break (OK, not true.) I have also decided it’s time to let cranberries shine! How much do you love tart little cranberries? They are easily sweetened with maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, stevia or agave…your choice!

This is a basic recipe for a simple sweet tangy cranberry sauce that’ll knock your socks off!

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Maple Cranberry Cinnamon Sauce | recipe on © MarlaMeridith.comThere are really no excuses to not make homemade cranberry sauce.

After all ~ real food is simple to prepare…it shines without much effort.

This will take you a whopping 10 minutes from prep to finish.

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All you need to do is put the cranberries in a pan with a splash of water and some maple syrup. Add a few pinches of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick.

Bring it to a boil and listen as the cranberries pop and sizzle.

A delight for the eyes, ears and tastebuds!

Cranberry Sauce Yogurt Parfaits | recipe on ©

The sauce thickens as it cooks. I suggest making a Big Batch at a time. It goes quickly.

Think outside the box with your cranberry sauce.

It is excellent as a pancake topping and layered in creamy yogurt parfaits

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Or just eat it as a snack with a spoon.

Do you have a favorite recipe for cranberry sauce? Do you go basic or add all kinds of bells and whistles?

For more Thanksgiving ideas check out Tidy Mom’s 20 Great Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table.


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  • Rosa
    Posted at 05:38h, 05 November

    Delicious! I love making cranberry sauce. Thanfully, we can find them fresh here…



    • Marla
      Posted at 05:46h, 05 November

      Thanks Rosa, a great thing they are easy to find in beautiful Switzerland. I was obsessed with all of the ruby red currants when I was there 🙂

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 05:59h, 05 November

    Very pretty sauce Marla! I should eat more cranberries!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:18h, 06 November

      Heather, cranberries are our favorite little berry this time of year ~ make a big batch of sauce. Bet it will surprise you how much you guys enjoy it!

  • Faith
    Posted at 06:27h, 05 November

    Thanks for the link Marla! Glad you enjoyed it, I need to cook up a batch myself!

  • Jean (lemons and anchovies)
    Posted at 06:53h, 05 November

    I haven’t thought to use cranberry sauce with yogurt–brilliant idea! Can’t wait to start using cranberries this season.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:18h, 06 November

      Jean, this is something that you will crave ~ I promise 🙂

  • Lucy
    Posted at 09:07h, 05 November

    I love cooking with cranberries – I am going to try your recipe but substitute orange juice for the water – this brings flavor, sweetness and liquid.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:19h, 06 November

      Lucy, I have done that as well. LOVE that citrus flavor with the tart/acidic cranberries. Apple juice is great too!

  • cathy @ Noble Pig
    Posted at 09:18h, 05 November

    Homemade Cranberry Sauce is the only way to go and this sounds amazing! I love trying a new recipe every year.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:20h, 06 November

      Cathy, I am always on the hunt for new cranberry sauce recipes. If you have any to share with us feel free to leave them in the comments below.

  • susan
    Posted at 09:32h, 05 November

    so simple, so yummy, and such a gorgeous shade of red!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:21h, 06 November

      Susan, i know it ~ the red is amazing! Love the way it blends with the white yogurt too. My favorite shade of pink 🙂

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 09:39h, 05 November

    so pretty Marla! Breathtaking

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:21h, 06 November

      Thanks Alison!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 10:42h, 05 November

    Love a good homemade cranberry sauce. Why on earth would people buy them when they are so easy and fast to make! I made one last year with mango, cranberries, ginger, cinnamon…still thinking about it 🙂 Yours is gorgeous!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:21h, 06 November

      Averie, the mango is a GREAT idea. One I must try asap. Bet you made that in Aruba??

  • Deliciously Organic
    Posted at 11:36h, 05 November

    This looks like a great addition to the Thanksgiving table. I usually go pretty simple, just cranberries and a bit of sweetness.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:22h, 06 November

      Carrie, I love your passion for simple, whole food, organic ingredients!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    Posted at 13:40h, 05 November

    As a New England girl, this recipe warms me to the bone! I love cranberry sauce and this is a perfectly easy recipe for making it from scratch. I always grate a little orange zest in mine… “lightens” it up a little and really makes the cranberry’s natural flavor sing!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:23h, 06 November

      Georgia, I agree! Love the color and bright flavor the orange zest adds to cranberry sauce! The flavors make me crave my roots back east too 🙂

  • Karen @ low-carb diet
    Posted at 07:20h, 06 November

    I love cranberry sauce, the sweet and sour taste. Great recipe and great photos!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 08:19h, 06 November

    I am excited to start using cranberries again! I think I will be trying this recipe for sure!

  • Angelina
    Posted at 09:56h, 06 November

    WOW!! What a treat! Not only the cranberry sauce but also finding your beautiful and delicious looking blog. I have been eyeballing the cranberries at our local whole foods market but haven’t been sure as to what to do with them. Now, I know. 🙂 I am looking forward to following along with you. ( found you via pinterest )
    Have a great week,

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  • TidyMom
    Posted at 05:35h, 11 November

    This looks fabulous Marla!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:40h, 11 November

      Awesome Cheryl. Thank you very much ~ I just spent a good amount of time over there checking out your favorites. So many great Thanksgiving ideas!

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    Love your vibrant pictures of this recipe! Add a little cream cheese and it makes a delicious spread on crackers.

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    Delicious and simple. The touch of maple flavoring makes it special. Just what I’m looking for in a recipe. Thank you!

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  • Amy
    Posted at 10:49h, 24 December

    Is this seved hot or cold

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      Posted at 10:02h, 27 December

      Room temperature is best!


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