Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

Chef John's cranberry sauce will please everyone at your holiday table, and it's so easy to whip up. Aside from being a great side dish, it's the greatest cheesecake topping of all time--or try it on ice cream!

Place cranberries into a large saucepan and stir in orange juice, maple syrup, sugar, port wine, ginger, orange zest, cinnamon stick, and salt. Bring sauce to a simmer. Berries will begin to...


  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dark (grade B) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup port wine
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

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