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15-Minute Homemade Orange-Cranberry Sauce

15-Minute Homemade Orange-Cranberry Sauce

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Ready in 20 minutes
Makes 6 servings (about 1/4 cup each)


  • 1 pound fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon whiskey, bourbon or brandy
  • zest of 1 orange


1. Combine cranberries, orange juice, maple syrup, vanilla extract and bourbon in a small saucepan.
2. Turn heat on high until it begins to boil, then reduce to medium low, cover and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick.
3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. You may notice a popping sound; this is the cranberries bursting so don't worry!
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then garnish with orange zest.
Recipe by Monique Volz of