clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
A healthier Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce, sweetened w/ maple syrup. Easy & made with fresh cranberries in just 20 minutes. Vegan, Gluten-free.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes: Cranberry Sauce

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 6 reviews
  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: side dishes
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan


Here are our favorite holiday side dishes- vegan side dishes, vegetarian side dishes, fall salads and beautiful baked goods for the holiday table. Cranberry Sauce:


Units Scale
  • 4 cups cranberries, washed
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 orange, zested, then peeled and cut very small avoiding big parts of the membrane
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • pinch of salt


  1. In a pot, cook cranberries, maple syrup and a pinch of salt over medium heat, until lightly simmering and cranberries begin to pop, about 8 minutes.  It is okay if cranberries are in different stages of breaking down.  Some will be popped, some will still be whole.
  2. Remove cranberries from heat.  Add diced apples, orange zest and chopped orange.  Mix to combine.  It will thicken as it cools.
  3. Refrigerate until serving.  This will keep 3 days in the fridge.


This will keep 3 days in the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
  • Calories: 57
  • Sugar: 11.4 g
  • Sodium: 12.1 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg