Maple Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
Maple Bourbon Cranberry Sauce, a simple homemade cranberry sauce topping made with fresh cranberries, bourbon, maple syrup, oranges, cinnamon, and fresh thyme.
PREP TIME 5mins
COOK TIME 15mins
12 ounces fresh cranberries
8 ounces orange juice
2 ounces bourbon whiskey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 whole cinnamon stick
2 fresh thyme sprigs
1 teaspoon orange zest
1️⃣Add ingredients to pan: Add cranberries, orange juice, bourbon, maple syrup, cinnamon
stick, and fresh thyme sprigs to medium saucepan, making sure cinnamon stick and herbs
are covered by liquid.
2️⃣Cook sauce: Cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until cranberries burst. Remove
cinnamon stick and herbs, and allow to cool.
3️⃣To make sauce thicker or thinner: For a thicker sauce, serve as is. For a thinner sauce,
combine sauce with a small amount of juice in a blender or food processor and puree until
Tools needed: medium saucepan, food processor or handheld immersion blender
Recipe notes: get creative with juice and herbs for a different flavor profile
Leftovers + storage: allow sauce to completely cool and then store in an airtight container
in refrigerator for up to one week. Freeze for up to two months.
Nutrition notes: This homemade cranberry sauce is a low in calories and sugar compared
to traditional pre-made cranberry sauces.
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