Maple Cranberry Sauce

Updated: Dec 7, 2021


Skip the canned jellies, homemade cranberry sauce is so simple to make! I like to use maple syrup instead of refined cane sugar which is highly inflammatory and feeds gram-negative bacteria in our guts which can lead to a whole host of medical issues. Plus, maple syrup (in moderation) is high in antioxidants as well as riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium, while also having a lower glycemic index than sugar. But most importantly when it comes to enjoyment ~ it’s just plain delicious made this way!


Recipe written for local and sustainable grocery delivery, Mother Earth Food.


Maple Cranberry Sauce


Ingredients

  • 16 oz whole cranberries

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a saucepan. Mix and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-15 minutes until you’ve reached desired thickness.

  3. Check flavor and add more maple syrup if you'd like a sweeter sauce.

  4. Let cool & serve.

Options

  • Use orange juice instead of water or zest in little orange peel for a classic cranberry-orange finish.

  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or or dash of vanilla extract for a real holiday feel.



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