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5 from 11 votes

Cranberry Apple Orange Sauce

This crowd-pleasing cranberry apple orange sauce will make you go back for seconds and thirds! The recipe is packed with the flavors of green apple, orange juice and zest, lemon juice and zest, and cinnamon, and is refined sugar-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, cinnamon, cranberry sauce, cranberry sauce, cranberries, lemons, oranges
Servings: 6
Author: Alena Kharlamenko, MS, RD

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries rinsed
  • cup maple syrup
  • 1 medium granny smith apple peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 medium orange (juice and zest)
  • 1 medium lemon (juice and zest)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  • Cook cranberries, 1 cup water, and maple syrup in a medium pot on medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add apple, orange juice and zest, lemon juice and zest, and cinnamon and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in walnuts. Let cool and thicken for 5-10 minutes before serving.