Maple Cranberry Tangerine Pecan Sauce (or relish, compote... whatever you want to call it sauce!)

I can't eat turkey without cranberry sauce or a chutney. There is something about the sweet/tart fruit onto of the savory meat that I just can't get enough of!

Please tell me you will NOT be serving that jellied stuff out of a can! Cranberry sauce is the easiest part of Thanksgiving. So give it a try!

Maple Cranberry Tangerine Sauce w/ Pecans


1 bag of cranberries (12 oz)
3 tangerines segmented (make sure you have no seeds)
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans


In a medium sauce pan add juice and maple together give a quick whisk. Add in cranberries and tangerines. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes. When it is done the fruit will have broken down and it should be a nice thick chunky sauce.

Add in your pecans... and enjoy =)


  1. This sounds great. I love the change to maple syrup. I prefer a simple (and smooth) cranberry sauce myself, but I bet my kids would love the nuts in this one!