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Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars
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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."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 210
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This is the greatest cheesecake topping of all time. It's also awesome on ice cream.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 210 calories; 9.7 29.9 2.6 0 23 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 u...

Most helpful critical review

The "zest" overpowered the cranberry taste for my taste

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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 u...

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

Thank you Chef John, this was well accepted in my home. I normally make the basic one on the site with just oj and sugar. I liked the texture of the added walnuts. I followed the recipe, but sub...

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!

The "zest" overpowered the cranberry taste for my taste

Brought this to family Thanksgiving dinner and it was a fantastic! Next time i might try with pecans instead of walnuts just for kicks. Also great just with vanilla ice cream or a slice of app...

It was so easy, I will definitely make it again

My husband's reaction, "It tastes like Christmas!" That pretty much sums it up. It's sweet and crunchy and wonderful. But if I make it again, I'll cut the ginger to a tsp. and leave out the gr...

The most delicious ever. I highly recommend it.