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Update your Homemade Cranberry Sauce with apples for a simple and sweet twist on the classic Thanksgiving side. Tasty without getting too crazy!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Apples

Update your Homemade Cranberry Sauce with apples for a simple and sweet twist on the classic Thanksgiving side. Tasty without getting too crazy!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 125 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries picked over
  • 1 cup cooking apples peeled and diced , I like to use Granny Smith
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt to a boil over medium heat. Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in cranberries and apples. Simmer until slightly thickened and the berries begin to pop, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

If you're using frozen cranberries, just add about 2 minutes to simmering time (no need to thaw).

Make it ahead! Just follow the recipe as is, cool it completely, and then keep refrigerated for up to 4 days in advance. Or, freeze it a month ahead and just thaw in the refrigerator overnight before you want to serve it. Easy!