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A gray stoneware bowl of oven roasted whole cranberries with a gold serving spoon, on a blue cloth with decorative gourds and oranges in the background.

Easy Roasted Cranberries

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x


If you haven’t already ditched the canned sauce, our Easy Roasted Cranberries will make you do it. It’s time to start a new holiday tradition.


  • 3 ½ cups (12 oz) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Pour into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and spread to form a single layer.
  4. Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Let cool 10 minutes in the pan, then drain out excess liquid. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Sauces, Side Dish
  • Method: Baking, Roasting
  • Cuisine: Thanksgiving

Keywords: Thanksgiving, fall, cranberry sauce, cranberry