Easy Cranberry Sauce

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

There is nothing easier than making your own, fresh cranberry sauce.  Most, if not all ingredients are already in your kitchen.  This quick recipe beats the pants off the jelly canned version and is so much healthier!

This recipe makes 2 pints and takes less than 30 minutes to make.  I found this on the internet and tried it last year.  The family loved it.  Sorry, but I don’t know who to give credit to.  If you created this quick recipe, drop me a line and I will update with your credit.


Ingredients cranberries and apples

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 2 Gala apples – peeled, cored, and diced small
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup


  1. In a medium saucepan, add cranberries, diced apples, water, nutmeg, and cloves. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberries have burst and the apples have begun to soften.
  2. Add the maple syrup and continue to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened, 10-15 minutes. Easy Cranberry Sauce
  3. Taste and add additional maple syrup to sweeten, if desired.

That’s it. If you want less bulk and a smoother sauce, just puree the sauce, simmer again to desired consistency.


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