Apple Cranberry Sauce
This Apple Cranberry Sauce is bursting with mouth-watering flavors and has the perfect balance of sweet & tart. Your taste buds won't even know what hit 'em. This recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and is worlds healthier & tastier than store-bought varieties.
Servings 8 people
- 12 oz fresh cranberries (about 3 cups)
- 1 large apple , peeled & diced
- ¾ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup water
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup or agave
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add orange juice, water, and brown sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar, about 1-2 minutes.
Add cranberries and bring to a low boil. Stir occasionally.
Cranberries will start to pop open. When most of them have popped, add the apples, maple syrup & cinnamon. Cook for about 5-6 minutes, or until sauce has thickened up. Taste for sweetness and add more as needed.
Remove from heat and let cool. Transfer to a serving bowl and keep chilled in the fridge. Enjoy!
* Feel free to add more or less sweetness to suit your taste. If you need more sweetness, add a teaspoon at a time until desired taste is achieved. If you prefer, you can swap out the brown sugar for all maple syrup.
*If you don't want the extra zing in this recipe, you can use apple cider or filtered water instead of orange juice. If you'd like extra zing, add a teaspoon of fresh orange zest to the popping cranberries.
Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 18.8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.3mg