Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
This easy Bourbon Cranberry Sauce is a simple and delicious sauce made with fresh cranberries, orange juice, and maple syrup.
cranberries (fresh or frozen)
maple syrup (plus more to taste)
bourbon, plus 1 TB (optional)
Add cranberries, juice, syrup, and 1/4 cup bourbon to a pot.
Bring to a boil, then simmer until most of the berries burst. Continue to simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Optionally, add the remaining tablespoon of bourbon.
Store in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
This sauce is somewhat less sweet than traditional cranberry sauces. Once the sauce cools, taste it, and
add more maple syrup if desired
Leftovers / Make Ahead + Refrigerate:
Store sauce in the fridge, and use within 2 weeks.
Make Ahead + Freeze:
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze in an air-tight container for up to 2 months.
Yields approx. 2 cups of sauce. Serves 16 (2 TB per person)
Swap the bourbon for Grand Marnier
Skip the bourbon (and don't replace it) for a traditional cranberry sauce