Spice Up Your Holiday with Spiced Cranberry Apple Sauce

by Jeff Berkowitz on November 17, 2011 · 3 comments

in apple,Condiments,cranberry,Sauce

Post image for Spice Up Your Holiday with Spiced Cranberry Apple Sauce

Sometimes I have a burning desire to add a little something to an old tradition. Thanksgiving is around the corner and I am working on my menu. There are some traditions that simply can not be replaced no matter how trite they become – cranberry sauce is one of those traditions.

Does anybody really love cranberry sauce? With few exceptions we only eat it on Thanksgiving or the day after…right? Does anybody disagree? I like it well enough, but I never think to eat it any other time. So this year I want to do a cranberry sauce that people will ask for and remember. I want to make a cranberry sauce that can be eaten on its own and is a great accompaniment to the fowl we will be serving.

I dug into some of my cookbooks and came up with something that I think will fit the bill…mind you, this is an original recipe – I just added a few things. Give it a try, the cranberries are made less acerbic by the apples and spices, but the sauce is still bold and brilliant.

Spiced Cranberry Apple Sauce

2 granny smith or other tart cooking apple, peeled, seeded and diced

12 oz cranberries, washed

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cinnamon stick

2 pieces star anise

5 or 6 green cardamom pods

Place all of the ingredients into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Boil the mixture until the cranberries begin to pop. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Cool slightly, remove the cinnamon and other spices then place into a glass or ceramic bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 7 days. This makes a wonderful accompaniment to any roasted fowl or meat.

The Finished Chilled Cranberry Sauce

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Print Friendly

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vitiligo Cure February 26, 2013 at 11:15 am

i love everything with apple ingredient. so i guess, i should try this one. thanks for the recipe :)


2 Judie February 16, 2012 at 2:51 am

This cranberry sauce looks absolutely amazing! I myself love cranberry sauce but I have to admit I don’t serve it year round. I wonder why when I love cranberry sauce. Need to get out of that rut. 😉


3 Alana November 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

WOW! I truly love the information you provided hear. I’m sure I will be looking forward to putting it to great uses this Thanksgiving Day. I’ll be sure to pass this post on to my friends. Thanks you so much, I enjoyed this so much.. 😉
.-= Alana´s last undefined ..CommentLuv Premium is here!The version of CommentLuv on this site is no longer supported. Please update by clicking the image below

Go to CommentLuv.com to download Hurry! click here! =-.


Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.

Previous post:

Next post: