Easy cranberry sauce flavored with apple cider, diced apple and maple syrup.
Two 12-oz bags fresh cranberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (or replace with 1/2 cup additional granulated sugar)
1 small sweet apple (not granny smith) peeled and finely diced
3/4 cup apple cider plus more, if needed
1 cinnamon stick
- Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the apples are tender. Taste it, if you'd like it sweeter add more sugar or maple syrup and cook a little longer.
- Remove the cinnamon stick. Cool slightly, then refrigerate. Once chilled the sauce will thicken up. If you'd like it thinner you can stir in additional apple cider (I usually add a couple tablespoons) to thin it out and increase the cider flavor.