In the meantime, have you been enjoying cranberry week as much as I have? There have been a lot of really great ideas that I can't wait try. This final recipe I am sharing was perfect served cold as a side for Thanksgiving. It was that little bit sweet, little bit tart, bright flavor that was a great counter to the savory, creamy potatoes, gravy and casseroles. It would also be great served warm with pork chops, pork roast or maybe one of those schnitzels that Caroline always makes look so good.
I really like that the apples in this recipe lend some sweetness to the cranberries, so you don't have to add quite as much sugar as in a lot of cranberry sauce recipes. You could certainly blend it smooth if you'd like, but I left mine pretty chunky as I thought it added that little bit more interest.
So now that we've made it through Thanksgiving and #CranberryWeek, you might think we could take a little break..... never! Next week is going to be another hectic one. My little sister is getting married and it will be the start of 12 days of #christmascookies. So hold on to your seats, this train doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon!
Cranberry Apple Sauce
makes about 1/2 gallon
3-4 pounds cooking apples, peeled and sliced
12 oz cranberries
2 T orange juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
pinch of salt
- Place ingredients in a large heavy bottomed pot.
- Stir occasionally as it comes to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce the heat to low and cover. Allow to simmer, covered for about 15 minutes or until the apples are soft enough to mash with a potato masher.
- Mash to your desired consistency or use an immersion blender for a smoother finished product.
- Serve warm or cold. Store in the refrigerator.
Welcome to #CranberryWeek, hosted by Caroline's Cooking and A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. We'll be sharing cranberry-inspired creations all week long in celebration of national cranberry day. Search #CranberryWeek to keep up to date and follow the #CranberryWeek Pinterest board for more cranberry inspiration. But first, see all the other cranberry recipes being shared today:
- Cranberry Apple Sauce from Cooking With Carlee
- Cranberry Bliss Bars from Palatable Pastime
- Cranberry Cheesecake Brownies by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Cranberry Cheesecake Dream Bars from Life Currents
- Cranberry Grains Power Bowl from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Cranberry Streusel Bread from Hostess At Heart
- Maple Cranberry Sauce from Cricket's Confections
- Pumpkin Dump Cake with Cranberries from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Roasted Cranberry Bourbon Crush from Take Two Tapas
- Savory Cranberry and Cheese Tart from Caroline’s Cooking
- Tuna Salad with Cranberries from Sew You Think You Can Cook