Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce
Joshua Bousel

Granny Smith apples build on the already tart and sweet profile of cranberry sauce, and the addition of extra orange juice and orange zest gives adds a brightness.

Recipe Details

Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 45 mins
Serves 8 servings


  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch chunks

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Combine cranberries, apples, white sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until berries start to pop, about 5 minutes. Press berries against side of pan with wooden spoon and continue to cook until berries have broken down and sauce thickens to a jam-like consistency, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Adjust consistency with water as needed. Serve immediately or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Serve cold or warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
148 Calories
0g Fat
37g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 116mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)