Make Ahead Monday, Thanksgiving Edition: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry sauces tend to be one of two things... canned or fresh berries loaded with sugar. And although I hardly complain about anything being loaded with sugar, this is one area I prefer less sweet, and more tart. Between apple cider, granny smith apples, and orange zest, these cranberries get to keep their tangy flavor and just a bit of maple syrup makes them sweet ;). Not only is this recipe WAY easy, but it actually tastes better if you let it sit in the fridge for a day or two before Thanksgiving. Grab your cranberries and make these babies tonight!!
2 12 ounces bags fresh cranberries
1 cup maple syrup
1 small granny smith apple
3/4 cup apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Zest of 2 oranges
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of all spice
Pinch of ground cloves
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Cool and refrigerate for up to two days.