Culinary Sleuth

Cranberry-Maple Sauce


Here's an early American recipe adapted for modern day.

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
2 cups fresh cranberries (8 ounces)
1 tablespoon shredded orange peel or lemon peel


In saucepan mix sugar, syrup and water. Bring to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cranberries. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until cranberry skins pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in orange peel.

Serve warm or chilled with roast poultry, pork or ham.

Make 1-3/4 cups.


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