Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce – Sweet and tangy cranberry sauce with fresh apples and cider.  Perfect for the holidays!



Cranberry sauce is my favorite part of Thanksgiving.  Although I love the bread rolls too, nothing tops cranberry sauce.  Usually we just have the stuff straight out of the can but I decided to try making it myself this year and it turned out fantastic! The addition of apple cider and apples worked so well with the tart cranberries.

In addition to making this cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, I made a wonderful gingerbread dip too.  Coming to the blog soon!

It was great getting to get downstate for a few days for the holidays! On the way down we stopped for pastries and I went a tad bit crazy, getting not just one, but two donuts and dang, they were so good! A cinnamon roll and an apple fritter.  Definitely was the perfect snack to break up a long, 10 hour drive across Michigan.  Sadly, this drive was not quite as pretty as the last drive, all of the leaves had fallen off the trees and it just looked so drab and dreary.  On the way back up, I finally started seeing patches of snow and it seems winter is here, and more than likely here to stay.  Time to start getting out my winter gear!


Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce


  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups of diced apples (I used gala but other types could work just as well)
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of allspice


  1. In a medium sized pot, combine all ingredients.
  2. Turn burner to medium heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the cranberries become soft, stirring occasionally.
  3. Take pot off burner and serve once cooled.


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