Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce


I’ve never really been a cranberry sauce person.  It wasn’t particularly common to have at our family Thanksgivings, and canned cranberry sauce is not my thing, anyway. On top of that, I’m not really a fruit-with-my-meat kinda gal, as you know.  Still, there are plenty of people who love cranberry chutneys and sauces, and I wanted to give a homemade version a try.  And, with hosting our first Thanksgiving,  this is the perfect time. (Not to mention that, thankfully, cranberry sauces can be made ahead so I don’t  have to think about it on the day-of.)

This sauce is really delicious. Would I personally eat it on my turkey? Eh, I don’t know. I’m still not a fruit/meat person.  But I would gladly take a few spoonfuls on the side.

I love the combination of the fruits in this.  It was just a tad too sweet for my tastes, although Tom thought it was perfect.  I might cut down the sugar by a couple tablespoons next time. It does call for a little more sugar than other cranberry sauces, but it also has to compensate for a tart apple added to the mix.   The amount of cinnamon and cloves was perfect. I’d definitely recommend this for your Thanksgiving table, if you  haven’t found a sauce you like yet!

Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce

8 thoughts on “Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce

  1. This looks great! Although I must admit, I grew up with canned cranberry sauce and I can’t help but love it! I’d like to make my own sometime though.

  2. I thought I didn’t like cranberry sauce for the longest time, but it was only because we always had the canned kind and not homemade. Yours looks great!

    Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you have fun hosting!

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