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Cranberry Sauce with Maple Syrup

Oct 30, 2020 09:30AM ● By Jessie-Sierra Ross
Cranberry Sauce with Maple Syrup Recipe

photo by Ross

Delicious maple syrup, orange juice, cinnamon and cranberries are boiled down to a syrupy, slightly sweet and spicy sauce. The cranberries “pop” under the heat and give this side dish a gorgeous ruby color.

Yield: 2 cups

12 oz whole fresh cranberries or 1 package
¾ cup real maple syrup
½ cup water
½ cup orange juice freshly squeezed or store bought
1 cinnamon stick

Take the cranberries and place into a large sieve. Pick out any berries that look damaged (black spots, mushy, white). Wash and drain.

Pour the cranberries into a medium-large pot. Add the maple syrup, water and orange juice. Stir to combine. Place the cinnamon stick in the center.

Heat the berries on medium-high heat until the mixture reaches a boil. Then, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until syrupy and richly red. You will hear the cranberries “pop” as they cook; don’t be alarmed.

Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in a covered container in the fridge.

Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed.

Reprinted from Straight to the Hips, Baby/Jessie-Sierra Ross.

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