No Kidding Around Cranberry Sauce

No Kidding Around Cranberry Sauce

In an attempt to reduce refined sugar, things have gotten a little nutty out there. There are certain things that, as far as I am concerned, require a whole heap of white sugar. Sweet cranberry sauce is one such thing, raspberry jam and my Nana’s shortbread are a couple of others. If you like your cranberry sauce sweet, you go for it. You will catch no flack from me this Thanksgiving. If, however, you want to try something a little different, here’s my take. I’m partial to the tartness of this version myself.


No Kidding Around Cranberry Sauce

4 cups fresh (or frozen) cranberries
2 tsp orange zest
3 oranges – juiced about 1 cup
3/4 cup maple syrup


Zest your oranges and then squeeze them for their juice.

In a pot bring to boil juice and zest. Add cranberries – you will hear popping as the skins break. Stir in maple syrup.

Let simmer until you achieve thick, goopy consistency – about 20 minutes – stirring occasionally.

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1 Comment

  1. Laura Keller
    October 08, 17:43 Reply
    Thanks for a new twist on cranberry sauce ... I've always just made it with sugar, but will give maple syrup a try this weekend!

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