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Holiday Cooking | November 12, 2015

Apple Spice Cranberry Sauce

Apple Spice Cranberry Sauce
Apple Spice Cranberry Sauce

I have a passion for homemade cranberry sauce. It’s simple. It’s fresh. It’s beautiful. Cranberry sauce is the easiest dish you will ever make. EVER. If you can boil water, you can make homemade cranberry sauce! This cranberry sauce has a little twist on the same-old. Apple Spice Cranberry Sauce will make your kitchen smell like you’ve  officially stepped into the holiday season.

Apple Spice Cranberry Sauce

The best part about cranberry sauce? You can make it RIGHT NOW and store it in your fridge until Thanksgiving. Think about it. It’s just like jam, without the pectin. Sugar, water, fruit. Boil it up and it will keep for weeks.
Seriously. If you have never made a dish to contribute to the Thanksgiving feast, call or text your mother in law and tell her you’re bringing fresh cranberry sauce. Go buy yourself a nice bowl or two and make one or more of these recipes.  Basic Fresh Cranberry Sauce,  Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce,  Cranberry Raspberry Sauce.
Then sit back and prepare to become the new favorite daughter in law.

Apple Spice Cranberry Sauce

Apple Spice Cranberry Sauce

Author abountifulkitchen


  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 medium size apple peeled and chopped
  • 1 11-12 oz package fresh cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil together in a medium size saucepan.
  2. Add chopped apple and boil for about 3-5 minutes. Add cranberries and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until berries burst. Turn down heat and using either a potato masher or an emulsion blender, pulse or mash until the apples are broken down and the sauce is the consistency of a thick jam.Turn off heat and add cinnamon. Stir with a spoon.
  3. Let cool and cover.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Serves about 8-12 as a condiment.

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