cranberry sauce with maple syrup and orange zest


i love this recipe because it’s low glycemic and tastes amazing, plus i can make it in my little crock pot so it smells delicious cooking and takes very little effort. i love to have this for thanksgiving or any winter holiday!

Mr. Kate’s (low glycemic) Cranberry Sauce with Maple Syrup and Orange Zest

Prep It:

  • 1 bag cranberries – usually 12 ounces
  • grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup or more if you want it sweeter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or one cinnamon stick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 cup of water


  • if cooking in a crock pot: combine all your ingredients in the crockpot and cook on high for about 3 hours until you’ve reached the desired consistency. the cranberries should burst and it should be a nice thick sauce.
  • if cooking in a saucepan: heat your cranberries, orange zest and juice, maple syrup and spices over medium to high heat. after 7 to 10 minutes add the water and stir for another 5.
  • serve chilled.

second image via life’s ambrosia


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