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Quick and Easy Cranberry Sauce

I use maple syrup to sweeten the cranberry sauce in The Kind Diet (p. 162), but you can sub agave or rice syrup – whatever you prefer. I love this recipe because it’s so easy, and sooo much yummier than canned cranberry sauce.

Cranberry Sauce


  • 4 cups raw cranberries
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • Juice from 1 orange


  1. Rinse and clean berries well.
  2. Transfer to a large saucepan, and add the syrup, orange juice, and 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and boil gently until the berries pop, about 10 minutes.
  4. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Enjoy! What’s your favorite way to eat cranberry sauce?