Cranberry Apple Sauce

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients
When I first came to live in the US, I was always surprised to see perfectly can-shaped cranberry sauce sitting on a plate at Thanksgiving. Homemade cranberry sauce is so easy to whip up...


  • 2 (12 ounce) bags of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3 cups peeled and chopped Golden Delicious apples, about 3 medium
  • 3 cups 100% apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 3 teaspoons freshly ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoon honey, or to taste
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg

Nutrition Facts


91 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


23 g


15 g


4 g


0 g


5 mg


  1. In a medium saucepan cook the cranberries, chopped apples, apple juice, orange zest, and ginger over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Once the cranberries start to pop, stir in the honey and nutmeg. Stir occasionally until the sauce begins to thicken, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Chill until ready to serve.

Chef Tips

Since the apples here are used to sweeten the sauce instead of sugar, use a sweet apple like Golden Delicious, Fuji or Gala. Avoid tarter varieties like Granny Smiths or Braeburns.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Leave a Review