Cranberry sauce is a staple of the Thanksgiving table. This fresh made recipe is a far cry from the stuff in the can! It is simple to make and tastes immensely better! The addition of apple cuts the tartness of the cranberries and gives this cranberry sauce a little bit of a sweeter and mellower flavor. It’s a family favorite when the stores start carrying fresh cranberries each autumn. Not only is it tasty with Thanksgiving turkey, it’s delicious with chicken and pork as well!
Fun Fact: Apples and cranberries both contain pectin, which is a natural thickener. The cranberry sauce will seem runny when it’s done cooking, but will thicken as it cools.
- ¾ cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
- 3 cups whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
- Put water and sugar into a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add apples and cranberries and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour sauce into a bowl. Cover and let cool at room temperature. Once cooled, refrigerate until ready to serve.