Cranberry Apple Sauce |

Cranberry Apple Sauce

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: a lot!


  • 1 large apple, skin still on, diced
  • 1.25 cups of water
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup {make sure it’s the good stuff!}


  1. Wash, chop and add your apple to a large sauce pan. Then add in your water, and start heating it over medium heat on your stove.
  2. Wash your cranberries and then add them in, give it a good stir and let it start to bubble.
  3. Add in your lemon juice, salt and maple syrup and start to stir it as it cooks.
  4. I personally keep a really close eye on mine {as it can burn easily}, so I pretty much constantly stir it {I’ll walk away only briefly to either gather ingredients for something else, or chop an easy vegetable, and then come back right away}.
  5. When your apples are pretty soft {almost looking like apple sauce} and most of your cranberries have burst your sauce is pretty much done! I like to mash any cranberries that haven’t burst with a fork – but I don’t make it smooth, I like the chunky texture!
  6. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool before storing it in the fridge!
  7. Use whenever you’re ready, serve and enjoy!