Cranberry Maple BBQ Sauce

Cranberry Maple BBQ Sauce
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Makes 1 1/4 cups


1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 cup Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar


Heat oil in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture to a blender container. Cover and blend at high speed until smooth.

Store covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Use to baste ribs, pork chops or chicken during the last few minutes of grilling.

Makes 1-1/4 cups.


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I also made with regular BBQ sauce and simmered with the cramberry sauce and maple syrup.

Will definitely try again...

I used as sauce/liquid for Slow Cooker Pulled Turkey Breast. Wanted to test out a different way to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. I would use more Cranberry Sauce next time and possibly less Ketchup. This recipe is great if you want a more "BBQ Sauce" taste.

Add a little heat

Very easy and delicious BBQ sauce recipe. Added a little ancho chili pepper and cayenne pepper powder for a little heat to soften the sweetness. Worked really well.

I enjoyed trying something new for a change.

Joann from Clearwater, FL

I made it, and I loved it something new for a change, and it was very easy and delicious. I will make them again. Thank you ,Joann


Anonymous from Paterson, NJ

The flavor is rich and delicious. Thankfully I doubled the recipe (for about 1 1/2 lbs of london broil for 4 people). The vinegar was just a little overpowering at first so I added about 2 - 3 Tbsp of extra ketchup and maple syrup, and about 1/2 cup of the beef broth/braising liquid from the london broil. This also helped to thin it a bit as it was very thick after simmering for so long. I'll definitely make it again.

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