Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 51: Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce

Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce recipe is quick and easy to make and can easily be customized with any of your favorite add-ins. Sweetened with pure maple syrup, you will certainly appreciate the subtle seasonal flavors that the orange and cinnamon impart.

Ingredients (for 5 persons)

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup + more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Cinnamon stick


(Preparation time: 10 mins; cooking time: 10 mins)


Rinse the cranberries. Discard any mushy or under-ripe berries and stems.


Place a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and add the cranberries, 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, water, and cinnamon stick. Cook, stirring occasionally until the mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling over medium heat until the berries burst and break down, forming a sauce, 15-20 minutes.


Taste for sweetness. If it’s too tart, add more syrup – a tablespoon at a time – until the sauce tastes sweet enough for you.


Remove from the heat and let cool. Spoon into your serving container to serve or store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 3-4 days. You can also freeze your cranberry sauce for up to 2 months – I do this every Thanksgiving! Just place the sauce in an airtight container or zipper freezer bag and transfer to the freezer. Move to the fridge to thaw about 24-48 hours before the big meal.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 0.2 g fat; 44.3 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium.

Inside Cooking Ep 51: Maple Syrup Cranberry Sauce