Cranberry and Maple Confit

Christmas / Sides

Cranberry and maple confit
6-8 portions


  • 150g cranberries
  • 450g onion (finely chopped)
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 25g maple sugar
  • 100ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 1 large orange
  • 50ml red wine vinegar


  1. Melt the butter in a pan
  2. Add the onions and maple syrup and slowly cook for 15 minutes
  3. Add the cranberries, zest and juice of the orange, red wine vinegar and maple sugar and simmer on a low heat for 30-40 minutes
  4. Remove from the heat and leave to cool
  5. Serve or refrigerate in a container

Cranberries are the quintessential Christmas food – and with this delicious cranberry confit recipe, they couldn’t taste any better! The perfect accompaniment for all things festive, packed with sweet, sharp flavours. Serve in glass jam jars for added flair – also safe to refrigerate, making the perfect addition to sandwiches and salads.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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