Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Apple Cranberry Sauce

A main stay for our family's Thanksgiving is the cranberry relish. It is my grandmother's recipe full of ground up whole oranges, apples and cranberries. It is held together with Jello.  (I think it is the only time during the year I eat Jello.) It is a good old Midwestern salad and is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal.

This recipe is not that dish which requires the grinding and chilling in a multi-day process. This apple cranberry sauce is much simplier.  Only 8 ingredients and it can be complete in 30 minutes.  Seasonings and sweetness can be adjusted for taste. I like it mouth puckering tart.  You can eat it warm or cold, by itself or on top of your turkey.  Or best yet, as a topping for all of your leftover turkey sandwiches.

Apple Cranberry Sauce

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (serves 8)
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag cranberries
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup OJ
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
Add all of the ingredients to a medium saucepan and place over medium-low heat.

Simmer the mixture for 15-20 minutes, until the cranberries have burst and the sauce has reduced slightly.

This sauce will be tart but can be sweetened with the addition of more sugar.

Serve warm or cool in refrigerator. Sauce thickens as it cools.
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  1. This sounds fantastic! Very similar to a cranberry sauce I ate growing up, which I loved. YUM!

  2. Love the idea of adding in apples - perfect idea!

  3. My grandma used to make a cranberry sauce a lot like this! It's definitely a great addition to turkey sandwiches! :)

  4. What a great cranberry sauce. Cranberry sauce and stuffing are my two favorites for Thanksgiving. :)

  5. This sounds amazing. I love the addition of apples to the sauce!!


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