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Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce

Inspired by Shockingly Delicious’ Hall of Fame Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #recipe

I don’t know why I decided to stray from my favorite cranberry sauce (or even why I am making cranberry sauce because I’m the only one in the family who likes it), but I just LOVE cranberries! I didn’t use to even like cranberry sauce until my boyfriend (ages ago) made it for me one Thanksgiving when I lived too far from my family to go home for Thanksgiving. The cranberry sauce that Michael made transformed my entire concept of cranberry sauce.

I’m eating a little bowl of this yummy spiced sauce right now, just because I can. Nobody will care, really. My family is quite stubborn and I’m sure they won’t even care that I made this, but I’m going to stubbornly bring it anyway, so we can have a little splash of beautiful cranberry red (with tiny flecks of orange) on our Thanksgiving table this year.

I guess sometimes you just have to make things just because YOU like it. That’s reason enough to put it on the table.

Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: About 1 1/3 cups of cranberry sauce

Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce


  • Zest & juice of 1 orange
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Zest the orange and set the zest aside, then squeeze all the juice you can out of it.
  2. Put the orange juice, cranberries, maple syrup, spices and vanilla in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the cranberries are popping. The mixture can boil, just don't let it boil over!
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the orange zest.


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Maple Orange Spice Cranberry Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cranberry #recipe

This recipe was shared at Inspiration Monday, Tuesday’s Table and Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes.

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4 Responses

  1. So happy I could inspire you!

    November 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe, Dorothy! I love the added spices and the orange zest in the cranberry sauce 🙂

      November 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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  3. I love Cranberry Sauce and your recipe sound particularly delicious. I like all the wonderful spices you have used, and the orange would give it a lovely zing! I’m featuring this post in my Hearth and Soul post this week 🙂

    December 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm