Spiced apple and cranberry sauce

Put this sauce in sandwiches, on a cheese board and of course, with the turkey.

apple cranberry sauce recipe

It's almost 2016 and we don't mean to break any hearts out there, but cranberry sauce out of a can just won't satiate the taste buds of your dinner guests anymore. Making homemade cranberry sauce is ridiculously easy--stupid easy, even--so there's absolutely no reason not to make it from scratch.

Another thing about a cranberry sauce is that it's multi-purpose. Throw a couple of spoonfuls onto a charcuterie board to complement meats and cheese, mix some with mayo for a bright aioli for leftover turkey sandwiches, it's easy to put a spin on it.

Anyway, just do yourself a solid and try making this sauce. 

Spiced apple and cranberry sauce

4 cups fresh cranberries
2 cups water
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 B.C. Spartan apple, peeled and diced

Place all ingredients except apple in a medium pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until cranberries start popping, about 5 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Remove lid, stir in diced apple and cook for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.

Transfer to a bowl or container, cool to room temperature (purée to a finer consistency if desired) and place in refrigerator to chill.

Use as desired.

Yield:
3 cups
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes