This best homemade cranberry sauce uses maple syrup, fresh cranberries & vanilla. It's easy and way better than canned cranberry sauce. Simmering the cranberries for 10-15 minutes results in a nice, thick, deep dark and flavorful gorgeous color. This recipe is perfect to make for Thanksgiving!
Rinse the cranberries. Place all of the ingredients into a sauce pan (except for the vanilla extract) over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer. The cranberries will began to burst. Cook uncovered and stirring until the sauce has thickened 10-15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add the vanilla extract and mix well and let it cool completely.