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Cranberry Cinnamon Maple sauce! A lovely festive sauce!

on 23/11/2015

Yesterday, we had the privilege of the first melting snow! It is getting colder each day now! This is what we see from in our kitchen:

our garden

our garden

A few days ago, I had some fresh packets of cranberries that I froze last year. I used 1 packet fresh frozen cranberries of 340 gr that I used in this delicious home-made cranberry cinnamon maple sauce! yum yum! I served it with braised Belgian endive with coconut sugar & with oven baked potatoes & the sauce we served with chicken. MMM! A very festive Seasonal sauce! πŸ™‚ The sauce itself is vegan & gluten-free too! πŸ™‚ So, we need this lovely warm sauce to keep us warm & cosy! πŸ™‚

A lovely fresh cranberry sauce!

A lovely fresh cranberry sauce!


Recipe: For 4 persons

1 packet of 340 gr cranberries/ I froze my packet last year, used it straight from the freezer

3 big cinnamon sticks

1/2 cup (125 ml) maple syrup

1/2 cup water (125 ml)


  1. First, open your frozen cranberries. Take out of the package & into a colander. Rinse the frozen cranberries with running water. Check if you can find some nasty black cranberries in here. Discard them. See that all of the little stalks are removed.
  2. Place cranberries, cinnamon sticks, maple syrup & water into a fitted pot. Mix well with a large spoon & bring to the boil on medium-high heat, stirring often. Cook for about 5-10 minutes or until 3/4 of the berries have popped. When the sauce has thickened, take it off the heat & turn heat off. You have to know that the cranberries still can thicken the sauce further because of the pectin in them. Stir with your spoon to see the final thickness. You want the sauce to be spoonable & that it covers your chicken fillets. Just before serving, remove the 3 cinnamon sticks! You can really taste the lovely cranberries, the cinnamon in here & the maple syrup. The sauce is a bit sweet but not too sweet either! Just right! πŸ™‚ Serve hot over your baked chicken fillets & serve with favorite sides, like above or with something else. MMM!Β β™₯Β Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!! Get my first Free E-Book: Healthy Vegan Christmas!

You might like these 2 other cranberry sauce recipes:

  1. Chicken with a cranberry, port, orange cinnamon sauce!
  2. Spicy cranberry & orange relish!


18 responses to “Cranberry Cinnamon Maple sauce! A lovely festive sauce!

  1. Nice, love cranberries. Great seasonal sauce. Never made it with maple syrup, I usually use sugar (my bad) must try that.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Just 4 ingredients and it sounds and looks so good made with maple syrup.

  3. roytanusree says:

    It looks so delicious .. πŸ™‚

  4. hotlyspiced says:

    I’ve heard it’s started snowing in parts of Europe. I do like how you make your own cranberry sauce and how it requires so few ingredients. I do intend to make some for Christmas to give away as gifts – I just have to find frozen cranberries that are hard to source! xx

    • Sophie33 says:

      Charlie, I bought last year fresh packets of cranberries that I froze in my freezer. It is easier to use this way. You can eat & make cranberry sauce all year round this way! πŸ™‚

  5. I love this recipe and the colour is divine.

  6. KerryCan says:

    It’s snowing here at this exact moment! Your sauce looks like just the right idea!

  7. Sean & Linda says:

    We loved the look of your lovely cranberry sauce & that is why we made it! x
    We loved the maple cranberry flavor in here with hints of cinnamon! Divine sauce! x

  8. Bernice says:

    This looks wonderful and I love the aroma of cranberries and cinnamon simmering on the stove top!

  9. Gregory says:

    That cranberry sauce rocks! I made it already 3 times now & love it every time! Superb cranberry sauce! x

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