Warning: This is not the cranberry sauce that you grew up eating as a child. You know the cranberry sauce that is perfectly molded to the shape of the can it comes in and jiggles like a bowlful of jelly. If you’ve never had fresh cranberry sauce, then you’re in for a treat. Not only is this sauce full of the flavors of fall, but it’s so easy to make. So, what are you waiting for?
Ready in 1 hr – Makes 4 cups
To make this recipe you’ll need:
- 24 oz fresh cranberries
- 2 cups apples (any variety), peeled and diced
- 2 cups apple cider
- ¾- 1 cup sugar*
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Add all the ingredients to a large pot, and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 45 minutes or until the apple cider has reduced to about half and the cranberry sauce has thickened. (It will thicken up more as it sits.) Let cool before serving. Enjoy!
- *Vary the sugar amount depending on the sweetness of apples you use and how sweet you like your cranberry sauce.
Extra Helpful Thanksgiving Tip:
- You can make this cranberry sauce ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator up to 1 week before serving or freeze it for up to 3 months. If you plan on freezing the cranberry sauce, you can let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving the next day.