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cranberry sauce in a bowl topped with orange zest

Apple Cranberry Sauce

This Apple Cranberry Sauce is filled with fresh orange juice, fresh ginger, Granny Smith apples and a touch of cinnamon. Your guests will love this sauce! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 114kcal


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice fresh
  • 1/2 cup white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay
  • 1 stick cinnamon or 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 (12 oz.) package fresh cranberries (about 3 cups)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper chili flakes, optional
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest


  • In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, orange juice, white wine and cinnamon. Simmer for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add in the cranberries, diced apple, ginger and chili flakes (if using).
  • Simmer the mixture uncovered for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cranberries will begin to pop/burst and break down. You'll notice the sauce thicken and get syrupy.
  • Remove from heat, stir in orange zest. Transfer to a shallow dish or bowl and allow to cool before serving. Remove cinnamon stick prior to serving. Can be made 2 days in advance.



Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for 10-14 days. 
If you don't like a chunky cranberry sauce, you can use a potato masher to smooth it out or even blitz in your blender until smooth.
Sauce thickens as it cools. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg