Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

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"This is the perfect thing to make and volunteer to bring to your family Thanksgiving gathering when you want to look like you made an effort! The maple syrup sweetens it perfectly and the walnuts make the texture so much more interesting."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 210 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 210 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place cranberries into a large saucepan and stir in orange juice, maple syrup, sugar, port wine, ginger, orange zest, cinnamon stick, and salt.
  2. Bring sauce to a simmer. Berries will begin to pop. Cook at a simmer until berries are cooked through and soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and let cranberry sauce cool for about 5 minutes.
  4. Shake walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat, cooking until golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Wipe away any small particles of walnut skin from skillet to avoid bitterness. Stir walnuts into cranberry sauce. Let cool to room temperature and transfer to a serving bowl; sauce will thicken as it cools. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, pushing wrap to touch sauce and refrigerate until needed. Sauce can be made several days ahead.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This is the greatest cheesecake topping of all time. It's also awesome on ice cream.
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nybirdie
12/1/2013

This is not your typical cranberry sauce - it was easy to make and absolutely delicious. I brought the cranberry sauce to a Thanksgiving Dinner and everyone loved it; even someone who doesn't usually like cranberry sauce at all. I won't wait till Thanksgiving to make this again.

wolverton
11/26/2014

Yes, and it is fantastic! As a non-cook, I found the recipe easy to follow and it didn't call for too many ingredients. Bravo!

alohabutterfly31
11/26/2014

awesome recipe!! made it last year and today. Yum!! I also added fresh chopped pineapple