Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving approaches, and boy do I have a lot of recipes for you over the next ten days. We’ll start here with my mom’s recipe for homemade cranberry sauce. It’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s aromatic, and the addition of chopped walnuts even gives it a nice texture. With a total cook time of about 15 minutes, you’ll never go back to the jelly in a can.⁠

Next Saturday I will post a blog with all of my vanlife/buslife Thanksgiving recipes so that you can make your shopping list, so stay tuned!


easy cranberry sauce recipe


Mom’s Cranberry Sauce
Serves 10-12

12 ounces of fresh cranberries
¾ cup pure maple syrup
1 cup cran-raspberry juice
Zest of 1 orange
1 cup walnut pieces
Pinch of salt


Combine the cranberries, maple syrup, juice,and orange zest in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium, cover, and cook until the cranberries pop open, about 5-10 minutes.

Once the cranberries have popped, remove from heat and stir in the walnuts. Allow the sauce to cool, then cover and refrigerate.

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