Rachael Ray's Cran-Apple Sauce

Toss everything in a saucepan, cook, and serve!
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Cran-Apple Sauce

Recipe by Rachael Ray

This recipe originally appeared in our Holiday 2020 issue. Get the magazine here

  • 6 to 8Servings


  • 2 large sweet-tart apples, such as Honeycrisp, Braeburn, or Northern Spy—peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) whole cranberries (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup apple cider, apple juice, or water
  • 1/4 cup (packed) light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Juice of half a small lemon (about 1 tbsp.)


In a medium saucepan, bring all of the ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until the sauce thickens and the apples are very tender, about 25 minutes.