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
- Sort through the cranberries and remove any sunken berries.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cool to room temperature. Remove the cinnamon and anise before serving.