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Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Apples

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Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Apples
This easy cranberry sauce recipe, made with apples, is easy, easy, easy. Seriously. Forget about canned cranberry sauces and try this easy recipe instead. All you have to do is boil fresh or frozen thawed cranberries (fresh is better, of course!) and simmer together with a few common ingredients. A homemade vegan cranberry sauce recipe. Oh, and did I mention how easy it is?


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 12 ounce package fresh whole cranberries (or frozen and thawed)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 medium apple, chopped


Bring water to a slow simmer and add sugar, stirring until dissolved, then add fresh cranberries and fresh cinnamon stick. Allow to cook until cranberries start "popping", about 6-8 minutes.

Add raisins and apple, and simmer for another minute or two. Remove from heat and chill until cranberry sauce has cooled and thickened.

Makes 10 1/4 cup servings.

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 3 out of 5
Easy/healthier var! Apple/cranberry/raisin/compote, Guest usajdfields

No added sugar and retains a nice cranberry tartness. Much better character. Yields 8 oz portion, only about 150 Calories. Done in 10 minutes. Hot breakfast or side dish. 2 oz water. 55 grams (2 oz) fresh cranberries. Bring to a boil (2 mins). Lower heat and simmer for 3-4 more mins. Add these other ingredients; 1.5 oz water. 100 grams (4 oz) fresh apple (slightly chopped with skin) 14 grams ( 0.5 oz) raisins. 14 grams ( 0.5 oz) oatmeal or Gen Mills Fiber One cereal. Simmer 1.5 to 2 mins. Stir after 1 minute. Will be quite HOT. Let cool and thicken for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

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