Apple Cranberry Sauce



  • 12-oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Stemilt Fuji Apple, peeled, cored and diced (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Stemilt Red d'Anjou Pear, peeled, cored and diced (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/2 - 1 cup chopped pecans

This sweet and tart apple cranberry sauce with a hint of crunch is perfect for the Thanksgiving holidays!

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  • Yield
    8-10 servings
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    Side Dish
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  1. Place the cranberries in a colander and thoroughly rinse them.
  2. Pick out and discard any damaged or bruised cranberries.
  3. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine the water and sugar over medium-high heat.
  4. Once the sugar has dissolved and the liquid is simmering, add the cranberries, stirring to coat them with the syrup. Let the cranberries cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the chopped apples and pears. Continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes, stirring periodically, until the cranberries are soft and have all popped open.
  6. Stir in the lemon zest, cinnamon, and pecans, if using.
  7. Remove from the heat. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 144
  • Fat Content: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol Content: 0mg
  • Sodium Content: 1mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 32.3g
  • Fiber Content: 2.9g
  • Sugar Content: 28.1g
  • Protein Content: 0.4g