Return to Content

Cranberry-Apple Sauce

Cranberry-Apple Sauce
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
by
Submit a Recipe Image

Total Time: 40

Yield: 8 cups

This not-too-tart, not-too-sweet sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a Thanksgiving turkey, but also does double duty as an ice cream or yogurt topping the next day. Save time on the big day and make this recipe a week in advance; just cover and store in your fridge and bring to room temperature before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 12-ounce bags cranberries, picked through, divided
  • 3 apples, not too tart (Cortlands or McIntosh), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons apple, pear, or almond brandy/liqueur
  • 2 cups toasted chopped walnuts (or almonds)

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together sugar, water, star anise, cinnamon, allspice, and three-quarters of the cranberries. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved fully and cranberries begin to pop. Add apples and stir well. Lower heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add remaining cranberries and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes more. Add brandy and stir. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Remove and discard cinnamon stick and star anise pods. Fold in nuts and serve.
Updated Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Browse Similar Recipes

Sign-up for Yankee Magazine's FREE enewsletter!

and get a free digital issue, plus 30% off in the Yankee Store

Your New England Minute
Yankee Recipe Box
Yankee Exclusive Offers
Great Yankee Giveaway
Yankee's Travel Exclusives Newsletter

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Comments maybe edited for length and clarity.

yankee-giftsub-apr2014-v2