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Cranberry Sauce

Easy 15-Minute Cranberry Sauce! This fool-proof recipe is easy to make and only uses 4 whole ingredients. Real cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and maple syrup give this fresh side dish its amazing flavor that is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cranberry, side dish, thanksgiving
Servings: 4
Calories: 234kcal


  • 12 ounces Fresh Cranberries - 1 bag
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbs. Maple Syrup
  • orange peel optional - I like to throw in a little orange peel for flavor brightness


  • Combine sugar and orange juice in a medium-size saucepan and cook over medium heat until it begins to simmer.
  • Continue cooking, for about 10 minutes, or until all or most of the cranberries have popped. Stirring frequently.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in maple syrup.
  • Allow to cool for 30 minutes and then add to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator until you're ready to eat.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg