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Easy Maple Apple Cranberry Sauce

This fresh cranberry sauce is our family favorite. Add a bit of orange zest if you wish to spice it up.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry sauce, side dish, thanksgiving, thanksgiving recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 518kcal
Author Happy Happy Nester


  • 6 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 cup Granny Smith apples peeled and diced
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Rinse and strain the cranberries.
  • Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan.
  • Turn heat to medium/high and stir and bring to a boil.
  • Cook uncovered and reduce heat to simmer. Stir continuously for about 6 to 10 minutes. The cranberries will begin to pop. I crush the cranberries with a spoon.
  • After 6-10 minutes the sauce should be thick. 
  • Take off the stovetop and cool completely before serving.


Calories: 518kcal