Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Orange Juice


We have less than a week left to Thanksgiving. Whether you’re hosting the Thanksgiving dinner or not, you can’t go wrong with making this fresh cranberry sauce.

I'm on a very tight schedule to get all my bakings done and my husband will be out of town, so my solo thanksgiving is hopefully just a peaceful one, but one thing I’m so excited to have is cranberry sauce with some stuffing.

I love the fresh simplicity of this sauce – fresh cranberries, sugar, orange juice, apple and spices.  The best part is it only takes 20 minutes and you're done. Trust me, make this sauce one time and you don't buy cranberry sauce in a can anymore!

Cranberry sauce with apples and orange juice

Yield: 3 8 oz mason jars      


  • 1 lbs bag of cranberries

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • l large apple; grated or cubed your choice

  • Zest of 1 orange

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed juice

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Pick over the cranberries for the odd ones and disregard them.

  2. Wash the rest and place in a colander to drain the water

  3. Add all the ingredients except the spices to a medium wide saucepan and place on medium heat and bring to boil.

  4. Don't stir, just simmer until the cranberries start bursting. Boil until the cranberries are cooked and apples are softened, about 10-15 minutes. At this point add the spices and let it boil for a few seconds.

  5. By now the sauce should be thick, if it isn't boil a little bit longer

  6. Remove from the heat and let cool. You can save them in clean jars or a plastic container.

Add a spoon full of cranberry sauce to a bowl of yogurt, or to your pancakes, or serve it with meatballs or turkey. 

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Have a lovely Thanksgiving & enjoy the holidays.

Love you,


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