This simple cranberry and apple sauce is a very easy recipe and goes great with a turkey dinner! Use as a sauce or marinade, add in wraps, salads, the possibilities are endless. Make ahead, freezer friendly and make great gifts in little jars too! Thanksgiving and Christmas Collection
Simple Cranberry and Apple Sauce! This is a wonderful aromatic sauce, great tasting, easy to make and will suit any Thanksgiving or Christmas table!
Whether you're cooking a full turkey dinner, or simply serving cold cuts, a buffet, perhaps a variety of different dishes, this sauce will make a lovely accompaniment.
The recipe itself is very easy, nothing complicated at all. Once made, the sauce will keep refrigerated for about 1 week in an airtight container. You can also make up some jars as gifts, however, be sure to seal them properly!
I often use cranberry sauce for many things, such as marinade for lamb or duck, brush as a glaze on chicken, add to sandwiches, make muffins, goodness, the sky's the limit so don't be afraid to experiment with all the different things you can use this sauce for!
At the end of the recipe, I've added some of our other popular recipes for you to try using cranberries so let's get into the festive fun and get cooking!
And yes, it's freezer-friendly too! So let's get straight to the recipe and see how we make this Simple Apple and Cranberry Sauce.
1 lb or 500 g cranberries, fresh or frozen
2 Granny Smith Apples
1 cup or 200 g Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
Juice and zest of 2 Clementines and zest (or use 1 orange if you can't get hold of clementines)
1. Peel, core and slice the apples in to chunks.
2. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Once boiling, turn the heat down to low, stir and use a masher to crush down the sauce. Allow to simmer gently for around 15 minutes, until it thickens.
3. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. Remove the cinnamon stick too!
TIP! Fresh fruit and your taste will vary so have a taste of the sauce and see if you need to add more sugar!
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve, or pop in gift jars to give to friends!
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Simple Cranberry and Apple Sauce
This simple cranberry and apple sauce is an easy recipe, perfect with a turkey dinner! Also use as a sauce,marinade,add in wraps, salads. Also great as gifts in jars
- 1 lb or 500g cranberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 cup or 200 g Sugar
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- Juice and zest of 2 Clementines and zest
- Peel, core and slice the apples in to chunks.
- Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low, stir and use a masher to crush down the sauce. Allow to simmer gently for around 15 minutes, until it thickens.
- Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. Remove the cinnamon stick too!
- Refrigerate until ready to serve, or pop in gift jars to give to friends!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 5gSugar: 47gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate
Recipes Using Cranberries
Here's a selection of our popular recipes using cranberries
Cranberry and Pecan Christmas Cake, loaded with delicious fruits and Spiced Rum. A perfect treat for Christmas.
Cranberry and Orange Thins
Cranberry and Orange Thins are very thin, crisp, buttery cookies, easy to make with a crunchy, caramelized texture. Delicious with a coffee or tea.
Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies. A lovely easy recipe! Also easy to swap for other dried fruits too! Christmas Cookie Collection
Cranberry Lemon Muffins...... Incredibly easy recipe and of course very tasty
Easy Cranberry and White Chocolate Pound Cake. This is a delicious soft and moist pound cake with a wonderful white chocolate flavor and added lovely cranberries. Freezer friendly and easy to make.
Easy Cranberry and Orange Carrot Cake! A delicious cake made from scratch with a lovely orange glaze. Fluffy, soft and bursting with the flavors! Perfect breakfast, brunch or to have with a coffee!
Special Cranberry Chutney. This is a wonderful recipe full of goodies! Loaded with cranberries, apple, orange, golden raisins and pecans. Only takes a very short time to make and great for freezing too! Serve as part of a dinner or with cold cuts. Always a hit at parties.
Apple and Cranberry Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Bars. An incredibly easy recipe with fantastic flavors!
Coconut and Cranberry Granola. A really flexible recipe allowing you to choose the ingredients you love the most! Make up as lovely gifts or prepare for your own eating. It's an easy recipe and will store nicely so you can make ahead.
Easy Apple and Cranberry Roll Ups, great for snacks, party food and very quick and easy to make
Amaretti Style Cranberry and Orange Almond Cookies. These amaretti-style biscuits use minimal flour and have a light airy finish, fit to accompany desserts and drinks light as a feather and fat-free too!
White Chocolate and Pecan Cranberry Brownies (Blondies). Deliciously gooey and decadent white chocolate brownies with pecan nuts and cranberries for a festive twist. Crispy outer layer, dense and fudge inside, just as a brownie should be.
Cranberry and Lemon Drop Scones. These are wonderful little scones using left over cranberry sauce. They're great tasting, soft and moist. Delicious served warm or cold with a spread of butter! Only take minutes to make and incredibly easy!