Maple-Cranberry Syrup Recipe – Plus Batch Cooking Plan (and my Thanksgiving Plan)

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 22, 2010

I figure…while I’m in the kitchen this week, I might as well double up on some things…like pancakes and cookie dough. But before we get to the doubling and the batch cooking, let’s chat for a minute about the really important part of this week’s kitchen activity.  Thanksgiving sides and desserts.

My mother-in-law is hosting the feast this year…so I’ll be bringing sides and a pie.  Here’s what I’ll be hauling over.

Well, maybe not hauling. She lives just down the road. And none of these dishes are real heavy! ;)

Thanksgiving Plan

  • Homemade Butternut Cloverleaf Rolls – Recipe coming Tuesday. I hope!

Batch Cooking Plan

Maple-Cranberry Syrup


  • 1 14 oz. can whole cranberry sauce ($.58) with sale and store coupon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (free from Amazon and Swagbucks)
  • 1/4 cup milk ($.03)


  • Dump all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until well combined.  If you want a thinner syrup, add more milk and/or maple syrup.
  • Douse your pancakes with this delectable “Fall” syrup.
  • Also, a fabulous way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce after the big feast!

Cost $.61 plus the pancakes

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Patty November 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

How do you make the cheesecake dairy free? I saw the recipe but it calls for cream cheese. Do you just leave it out? Is there something else you put in? Thanks.


Jennifer November 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I was wondering the same thing! The recipe link calls for cream cheese and cream. Maybe it is the wrong link??


Christan/MamaBearPing November 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm

So going to make the gingered carrot coins (if I have any carrots leftover from making the turkey and whatever else.
I bought fresh cranberries from the store. Do you think maybe I could just boil them with a little water with some sugar until they break down and then add the other ingredients?
This would go great with our family pancake tradition.


Katie November 24, 2010 at 7:52 am

I had all the ingredients to make the cranberry maple syrup, so I whipped some up for our regular Wednesday breakfast of pancakes. I thought the combination of ingredients was . . . not something I would have thought of . . . but it is delicious! If my kiddos don’t eat it, I will!


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