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Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

Chef John

"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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1 h servings 210 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 210 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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.


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

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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

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!

I'm sure it will be a hit, it tastes great! I like breaking from tradition occasionally and trying new methods and flavors, it keeps My taste buds interested! Thank you Chef John!

Love it! I had no port wine, so I used a 1/4 of honey bourbon instead. CAME OUT AWESOME!!!

definitely the best cranberry sauce I have ever had. unique flavors. absolutely beautiful color.

I made this for thanksgiving and it was good. I'm not sure I like having nuts in my cranberry sauce, so I most likely will eliminate that ingredient in the future.

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...

This was awesome !!! Changed a few things. Even used dried cranberries instead , cuz that's what I had and it tasted Devine !!!

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