Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

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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!

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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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~ Marla Meridith

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49 thoughts on “Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce

    1. 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 🙂

    1. 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!

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  4. 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,

    1. 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!

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

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

  7. If I wanted to make a batch with the cranberries I just got on sale and can it…. would I need to add anything to it or just make it as usual and then do a water bath?