Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce

191 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofAaron McCargo Jr.

Total: 45 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 15 min

Yield: 12 servings

Level: Easy



  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the cranberry juice, cranberries, cinnamon and sugar. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes. Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have softened and apples are tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove 8 ounces of the liquid to a small bowl and whisk in the cornstarch. Slowly add the cornstarch-juice mixture (slurry) to the cranberry mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and pour into a serving bowl. Refrigerate until thickened, about 30 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve.

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191 Ratings

This recipe is perfect the way it is!People need to pay closer attention when reading the ingredients.The recipe clearly stated "Cranberry Juice" not the cocktail.Cocktail is sweeter.There is a difference between the two.I've been making this since I first saw Aaron make it. My family loves it.It's also one of those dishes that can be made a couple of days ahead.. Thanks Aaron. See All Reviews Post Review

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