Turkey day is near and for most of us that means our days are spent in the kitchen creating recipes of new and old. Thanksgiving has always been a fun holiday for me. Family and football… what’s not to love? I have a huge ginormous family (think My Big Fat Greek Wedding without the greek or the wedding) and each one of us usually brings a dish and the same story reminiscing how my grandfather would hide the chocolate pie when no one was looking. The ultimate Thanksgiving must-have recipe is my grandmothers sage cornbread stuffing — it’s what dreams are made of. Then there’s the turkey, of course, and after that it’s up to chance. But there’s one dish that you just can’t mess up. For those of you who are not savvy in the kitchen, listen up, because this is the dish for you — the easiest apple cider cranberry sauce.
Easy Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce
With just a small twist of the traditional, this sweet and tart cranberry sauce has a kick of something special to brighten up any holiday table. Bonus, it can be made up to 3 days in advance and only takes 7 minutes to make. Winner.
It all starts with combining apple cider, sugar, cinnamon, and cranberries in a sauce pot and letting it simmer until thickened.
And in just a few minutes (7 to be exact), you have yourself one heck of a deliciously unique sauce to go along with that holiday turkey. Cheers!
With just a small twist of the traditional, this sweet and tart cranberry sauce has a kick of something special to brighten up any holiday table. Bonus, it can be made up to 3 days in advance and only takes 7 minutes to make.
- 12 ounces (weight) fresh cranberries
- 1 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes until desired thickness is reached. Allow to cool before serving.
by Meredith Steele
Can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.