Stupid-Easy Recipe for Apple and Spice Cranberry Sauce (#1 Top-Rated)


This fragrant cranberry sauce has the warm spices and flavors of the holiday season. You can make it up to 1 week ahead of serving and keep it, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Apple and Spice Cranberry Sauce.

1. Info for Apple and Spice Cranberry Sauce

  • Cook Time: 27 min
  • Total Time: 27 min
  • Servings: 10
  • Calories: 150.47 kcal

2. Ingredients for Apple and Spice Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 shallot (medium, about 1/3 cup chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 lb. cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 Golden Delicious apple

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Finely chop the shallot.

3.2 Stove

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and cook until slightly softened, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the cranberries, granulated and brown sugars, cider, cinnamon, and allspice.

Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have popped and sauce thickens slightly, about 8 minutes.

3.3 Prep

Meanwhile, peel, core, and cut the apple into a 1/4-inch dice.

3.4 Stove

Stir the diced apple into sauce and cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

3.5 Serve

Chill sauce at least 3 hours before serving to thicken.


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