Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce – Sweet and tangy cranberry sauce with apple cider. An easy side dish made in just minutes that’s perfect for Thanksgiving!
Cranberry sauce is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Although I love the bread rolls too, nothing can top the cranberry sauce for me. 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 whipped up this amazing Fluffy Gingerbread Dip! If you love gingerbread, this recipe is a must make! It’s pretty addicting and perfect for Christmas!
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!
Notes on this apple cider cranberry sauce recipe
- Add a bit of orange zest to take the flavor to a whole new level!
- 4 cups fresh cranberries
- 2 cups apples, diced
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- In a medium sized pot, combine all ingredients.
- Turn burner to medium heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the cranberries become soft, stirring occasionally.
- Take pot off burner and serve once cooled.
Love cranberry recipes?
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Cranberry Nut Bread from Platter Talk