Sweet and Savory Cranberry-Apple Sauce

You will not believe the ingredient that makes this Sweet and Savory Cranberry-Apple Sauce the best you've ever had. And it can be made 2 days ahead! I love how the beautiful ruby red color of homemade cranberry sauce sparkles. And every year I have tried a new recipe, trying to get the perfect balance of flavors. This year, with this Cranberry-Apple Sauce, “by Jove, I think I’ve got it!”

The Gr8-est thing about homemade cranberry sauce is it is one of the dishes you can make up to 2 days in advance. You will not believe the ingredient that makes this Sweet and Savory Cranberry-Apple Sauce the best you've ever had. And it can be made 2 days ahead!

Try this at your next holiday dinner with our Turkey on the Grill.

You will not believe the ingredients…try this, your family is sure to love it!

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Cranberry-Apple Sauce

Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion - about 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup port wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple peeled, cored and chopped (about 1 cup of chopped apple)
  • 1 12- ounce bag fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add sugar, 1/2 cup water, port wine, ground ginger, apples and cranberries.
  4. Liquid should come just to the top of the fruit. Add more if necessary.
  5. Raise the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  6. Cook for 12-14 minutes at a gentle boil, stirring occasionally.
  7. Berries should all be popped and apples softened.
  8. Purée about one-half of the mixture using an immersion blender or regular blender. (Purée more if your family prefers less chunky.)
  9. Combine the chunky mixture and the puréed mixture.
  10. Cool in pan for about an hour.
  11. Put in a decorative serving bowl, cover tightly and refrigerate. (If you place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the mixture a skin will not form.)

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:

This Cranberry-Apple Sauce can be made up to two days ahead of time and refrigerated; covered as in Step 10.

 

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