Combine a few simple ingredients in a saucepan to make this homemade apple cranberry sauce recipe with orange and ginger! It’s packed with flavor and is paleo and naturally gluten free.
Cranberry sauce is a must on any Thanksgiving menu! I like my cranberry sauce thick, flavorful and slightly sweet. This apple cranberry sauce with orange and ginger recipe can be made a day ahead and served with Thanksgiving dinner. This healthy cranberry sauce is paleo and naturally gluten free. It’s also naturally sweetened with honey. Make this cranberry sauce recipe once and it will quickly turn into a family favorite.
Apple cranberry sauce
To make this easy apple cranberry sauce, combine fresh cranberries, apples, honey, fresh ginger, ground cinnamon, zest and juice from an orange and balsamic vinegar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cover and cook for 18 to 20 minutes or until the fruit is tender and the liquid thickens.
How do you make the best cranberry sauce?
The best cranberry sauce starts with fresh cranberries. Simmer the cranberries on a stove with other high quality ingredients like cinnamon, honey and citrus zest.
How do you make cranberry sauce with apples?
To make apple cranberry sauce, add chopped apples to a medium sauce pan with the fresh cranberries. Simmer over medium-low heat with honey, fresh ginger, cinnamon, orange juice, orange zest and balsamic vinegar. The combination of flavors creates the best apple cranberry sauce.
How do you sweeten cranberry sauce?
You can sweeten cranberry sauce with any sweetener. We like to use natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup, but you can also use granulated or brown sugar, depending on your taste preference. Use a small amount of honey for a paleo cranberry sauce.
What do you eat cranberry sauce with?
Cranberry sauce is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving day menu. We love enjoying cranberry sauce throughout the year with our favorite dinner recipes. Enjoy homemade cranberry sauce in these Eggnog Cheesecake and Cranberry Sauce Parfaits. Or add leftover cranberry sauce to this Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Steel Cut Oatmeal. Cranberry sauce can be enjoyed with both savory and sweet meals.
Recipes to eat with cranberry sauce
- Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes with Chives
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Maple Mustard Dressing
- Brown Butter and Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Herb Roasted Turkey
Apple Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Ginger
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- zest and juice from one orange
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium-low heat for 18 to 20 minutes, until the fruit is tender and the liquid has thickened. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
- You can make the cranberry sauce a day or two in advance, store in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature just prior to serving.
- You can omit the ginger, if desired, but it won't be as flavorful.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 153, Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 3.7mg, Potassium: 145mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 33g, Protein: 0.5g, Vitamin A: 70%, Vitamin C: 15.8%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 0.5%
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.
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