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If you want some of the best homemade cranberry sauce, then you’ve come to the right place. My Apple Cranberry Sauce is a delicious twist on the traditional holiday side dish.
This sauce has fresh cranberries, apple, and just the right amount of spices and sugar to help balance the tartness of the cranberries.
Cranberry sauce is the perfect side dish for any holiday dinner. It’s fresh, tart, and sweet and pairs well as a side to turkey, pork, and chicken.
It also tastes delicious in my Cranberry Brie Bites.
Trust me when I say that homemade cranberry sauce tastes far superior and fresher than the store bought kind. Plus, when you make it homemade you know exactly what goes in it.
Meaning, whole, natural ingredients and nothing else!!
This recipe is ridiculously easy to make, and only requires several ingredients so there’s no reason you can’t give it a try!
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How to Store Leftover Apple Cranberry Sauce
Any leftover apple cranberry sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Can it be Stored in the Freezer?
Yes! Put leftovers into an airtight, freezer safe container and it will last up to 3 months.
What Can I Serve With Apple Cranberry Sauce?
There’s many different ways to serve left over Apple Cranberry Sauce. For Savory options, try adding it to turkey sandwiches or on top of baked brie served with crackers.
Alternatively, for a sweeter option, swirl it into cakes, breads, scones, or muffins. Dollop a bit over vanilla ice cream and cheesecake. You can even spread some on toast or bagel with cream cheese.
Apple Cranberry Sauce
- 1 12 oz. bag fresh cranberries
- 1 large apple ex. honey crisp, peeled, cored & chopped
- 1 c. apple juice
- 3/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients, minus vanilla extract, to a medium saucepan. Turn heat to medium-high and stir ingredients together.
- Allow mixture to simmer while stirring occasionally. Berries will burst and start to break down. Turn heat down to medium-low. Use a potato masher, optional, to help mash the apple pieces down more.
- Should take in total about 12-15 minutes before cranberry sauce is cooked. Take off of heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
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