My Super Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce recipe is so much better than the stuff that comes in the can. Tart and sweet, the orange and the apple add a nice complexity to this cranberry sauce that makes it great for a variety of uses. Not only is it great on turkey, ham, and dressing, etc. but I also love it on desserts and in cocktails.
Ingredients in Cranberry Sauce
- Cranberries: Fresh cranberries are amazing to cook with. They have loads of pectin in them and create a beautifully thick and brilliant red sauce.
- Golden Delicious Apple: Cranberries on there own are extremely tart. Adding chunks of apple to cranberry sauce adds great texture and flavor which not only compliment the sauce but the main course as well.
- Oranges: The zest and juice of orange are very complementary to the cranberries and apples. It’s a great combination, perfect for this sauce.
- Granulated Sugar: This cranberry sauce needs a little sweetness to counteract how sour fresh cranberries are.
Here is how to make my Super Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce:
Super Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 12 Ounces Fresh Cranberries
- 2 Oranges Zest and juice
- 1 Golden Delicious Apple Peeled, 1/2-inch dice
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Water
- Add all ingredients except the zest to a small saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat
- Once it starts to boil and foam, reduce heat to medium
- Stir frequently and simmer for 15 minutes until all the berries have popped and the apple is soft
- Remove from the heat, add the zest and stir to incorporate
- Store in the refrigerator, covered
Ever wonder what to do with leftover Cranberry sauce?
- Warm Apple Tarts with Vanilla Ice Cream garnished with my Cranberry Sauce.
- With my Orange Snickerdoodle French Toast with Vanilla Ice Cream.
- Frozen Cranberry Lemon Sorbet made with the Cranberry Sauce is an amazing treat and cocktail ingredient.
- My Frozen Cosmopolitan or Cranberry Apple Cider with Bourbon cocktails.
Just a few ideas that will have you craving my delicious and Super Easy Cranberry Sauce recipe long after the Holidays are over.