Easy Holiday Cranberry Sauce (Vegan + GF)

Once you make this homemade cranberry sauce, you’ll never reach for the canned stuff again. It’s an easy, no-fuss recipe that will complete your vegan holiday menu.


cranberries water or orange juice maple syrup white sugar cinnamon

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Step 1:

Wash the cranberries and discard any wilted or damaged berries. In a small pot, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Heat until the sugar is dissolved, mixing constantly. 

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Add the maple syrup and mix well. Then transfer the cranberries to the pot. If you’re feeling adventurous, add chopped apples or pineapples. 

Step 2:

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Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the cranberries for 12 to 15 minutes. The cranberries will slowly pop and release their juices. Stir frequently to ensure the sauce is evenly heated. 

Step 3:

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For extra flavor, add cinnamon and nutmeg. Try the following ingredients for a festive touch:    walnuts    pecans    almonds    orange zest

Step 4:

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   lemon zest or juice    dried apricots    dried figs    splash of bourbon

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