Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Pecans

Cranberry sauce recipe with pecans - Dr. Axe

Turkey (or chicken), potatoes, Brussel sprouts, hmm, what is missing? Cranberry sauce, of course! This particular cranberry sauce recipe with pecans is a perfect side for your turkey or chicken, and it can also surprise as a dessert. It’s sweetened with maple syrup and free of refined sugars.

How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Using a medium-size saucepan, combine cranberries, apple juice, maple syrup and cinnamon and simmer for around 5 minutes, or until most of the berries “pop.”

Remove from heat, then stir in the grated orange rind and pecans. Let it cool to room temperature, then transfer into a container and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

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Cranberry sauce recipe with pecans - Dr. Axe

Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Pecans

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This cranberry sauce recipe with pecans can be a delicious side or dessert. It pairs beautifully with turkey or chicken.


  • 2 cups cranberries
  • ½ cup organic apple juice
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated orange rind
  • ½ cup pecans (or walnuts)


  1. Combine cranberries, apple juice, maple syrup and cinnamon in a sauce pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until most berries pop.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in grated orange rind and pecans.
  3. Cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator.
  4. Serve chilled.
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.5g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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