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This Cranberry Sauce Recipe Has A Secret Ingredient

By November 15, 2016Eat, Recipes

Well hot damn am I stoked for Thanksgiving. NINE DAYS AWAY!

In this short period of time, I encourage you to experiment with some fun, new Thanksgiving recipes. That’s what I’ll be doing as soon as I finish up these midterm papers and peace out of Boston.

Last year on Turkey Day, my mom and I tried to make our own cranberry sauce from scratch, and the result was a huge hit. All of our family members loved it.

The special, secret ingredient is… shhh…. apple!

Boom. Happy almost Thanksgiving, my friends. I hope this year’s holiday is the best one yet for you. ♥  


Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce 

Time: 30 minutes

When to eat it: Lunch, dinner, THANKSGIVING

Perks: Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, no refined sugar

Sh*t You Need:

12 ounces (one bag) of fresh cranberries
1 small apple, peeled & diced
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/8 cup tart cherry juice
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg

The Recipe:

1. Pour cranberries into a pan & begin to heat on low
2. Add the cider, cherry juice, maple syrup, apple, & spices
3. Turn heat to medium-low, and cook until all (or most) cranberries have burst. Stir every few minutes. 
4. Once all cranberries have been essentially 'squashed', turn to low heat and let sit for another 10-15 minutes, with gradual stirring.
5. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl, & serve! Keep leftovers in fridge.

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Author Hannah Liistro

Hannah is a third-year at Northeastern University in Boston. A yogi, chocolate & coffee lover, and grocery store aficionado, she writes recipes, college advice, and skincare reviews on wholesomelyhannah.com (@wholesomelyhannah on Insta).

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