Honeycrisp Cranberry Sauce

Honeycrisp Cranberry Sauce
In partnership with Elaine Gordon (@eatingbyelaine).

This is NOT your grandma’s cranberry sauce! If you’re ready to ditch the can and make the real deal, we’ve got the recipe for you.

Best For: Sides
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 6-8



    • 1 qt. fresh cranberries, washed and dried
    • 1 cup filtered water
    • 1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and diced
    • ¾ cup maple sugar (or coconut sugar)
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • ¼ tsp almond extract
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • ⅛ tsp ground allspice
    • Pinch of salt
    • Optional: 1 tsp fresh orange zest


      1. Add cranberries, water, apples, maple sugar, and salt in a 5.5 quart dutch oven and set over high heat.
      2. Stir mixture as it comes up to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
      3. Remove from heat and add vanilla, cinnamon, almond extract, and allspice. Mix well. Mash with a potato masher if a smoother texture is desired.
      4. Taste and adjust flavors as needed. The flavor will develop more as the sauce cools and the sauce will continue to thicken.
      5. Garnish with orange zest and enjoy! Keeps up to one week in an airtight container in the fridge.

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