Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce blog post, cognitive dishonance food blog



½ orange

2 cups water

1 apple – I use granny smith but make sure it’s on the tart side

3 cups fresh cranberries

1 ¼ cups sugar

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground cloves

¼ tsp. ground ginger – this is not one of the original ingredients, but I find it adds another dimension of flavor


  1. Juice the orange and set aside. Remove and discard the membrane from inside the rind and cut up the rind into a small dice.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the rind and the water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes. Drain the rind and set aside.
  3. Peel, core, and cut the apple into bite sized pieces. Place apple in a saucepan. 
  4. Wash and sort the cranberries and add to the apple along with the orange juice, orange rind, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to low and partially cover the pan.
  5. Simmer the cranberries for about 15 minutes or until the sauce thickens, the cranberries burst, and the apple is tender. 
  6. Remove from heat and cool. 
  7. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. 

The longer the flavors have to meld, the tastier it is.


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