Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce

Melanie B


Not even gonna lie. I ripped this off Foodnetwork/ Aaron McCargo Jr.

I did make this last year for Thanksgiving. We don't even like cranberry sauce, but I saw him make it on TV and it just looked good. The boys LOVED it. I used the left overs on biscuits and waffles. It is a keeper and can be made several days in advance.


★★★★★ 4 votes

10 Min
15 Min
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2 c
cranberry juice
6 oz
sweetened dried cranberries ( i have used fresh frozen cranberries also)
cinnamon stick broken in 1/2
1 c
sugar (or sweetner)
gala apples (i used granny smith)
2 tsp

How to Make Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce


  • 1In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the cranberry juice, cranberries, cinnamon and sugar. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes.
  • 2Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have softened and apples are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • 3Remove 8 ounces of the liquid to a small bowl and whisk in the cornstarch. Slowly add the cornstarch-juice mixture (slurry) to the cranberry mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • 4Remove from heat and pour into a serving bowl. Refrigerate until thickened, about 30 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve.

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About Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides, Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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