Apple Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a staple at a lot of tables on Thanksgiving Day! We added apples to this traditional sauce to give it a delicious sweet twist. Add in cinnamon and/or star anise for additional flavor!

[recipe servings=4 time=50 Minutes Difficulty=Easy]


12 Ounces Fresh Cranberries 

1 Cup White Sugar

1 Red Apple, Peeled And Diced

¼ Teaspoon Salt

1 Cinnamon Stick, Optional

2-3 Star Anise, Optional



  1. Sort through the cranberries and remove any sunken berries. 
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, apple, salt, cinnamon stick, star anise, and ¾ cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. 
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the cranberries soften, and the sauce thickens. Mash the sauce gently with a spoon to break down the apples and some of the cranberries, leaving a chunky sauce. Season to taste with salt. 
  4. Cool to room temperature. Remove the cinnamon and anise before serving.



  1. Sarah says:

    We made this using our Worthy Flavors box and it was delicious! I used it as an add-in to overnight oats and it is the best use of leftovers from this recipe, so yummy!

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