Cranberry Maple Syrup

From China Beach Retreat in Ilwaco, Washington

Make this delicious cranberry maple syrup recipe from China Beach Retreat at home for yourself or guests!


  • 12 oz Cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • Grated rind of one orange
  • Juice of one orange, plus water to measure 1 1/2 cups 1/4 teaspoons
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • One stick cinnamon
  • 7 Whole Cloves
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup


Bring all ingredients except for maple syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. Lower heat to simmer and cook 10 minutes. Reserve 3 Tablespoons of cooked, whole cranberries. Strain the remaining mixture over a bowl, using a fine mesh strainer, pushing contents through the mesh with a rubber spatula until only a dry, sticky pulp remains. It should render about 2 1/4 cups syrup. To this add: 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup and the reserved whole cooked cranberries. Serve warm with Pumpkin Griddle Cakes.

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