Forget the canned cranberry sauce this holiday season– this homemade Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce is super easy to make and tastes worlds better than anything in a can!
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This homemade cranberry sauce can be made just before you sit down – it’s super quick and reliable – or you can prep it up to a week ahead of time.
The combination of apple and cranberry is delicious and works so perfectly together.
This cranberry apple sauce is so versatile – you can use it as a condiment with your savoury meal, or even as a pie or tart filling!
You can experiment with this recipe – substituting grapes or blackberries for the cranberries, or pears for the apples. There are some delicious combinations that this recipe can be adapted to!
Because I was planning on making our sauce into tarts as well as offering it as a condiment with our meal I did not include the apple cider vinegar in these pictures.
Be sure to pin this homemade cranberry sauce for your holiday celebrations!
Cranberry Apple Sauce
- 2 apples chopped
- 2 cups cranberries fresh or thawed
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar optional
- Chop your apples very finely to allow them to break down in the cooking process - they should be no bigger than the cranberries.
- Place all ingredients in a pot over medium heat - except the vinegar, if using.
- Cook for approximately 20 minutes, stirring often. It will reduce in volume and start to look uniform.
- The cranberry apple sauce will start to cook down, when it starts looking like this, start squishing the cranberries and any large apple pieces with a spatula or potato masher.
- Watch the sauce and take it off the heat when all of the cranberries look completely cooked through. It will thicken as it cools.
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