Cran-Apricot Sauce

Apricots take cranberry sauce to a whole new level.
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Cran-Apricot Sauce

Recipe by Mindy Fox

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

Start to Finish: 20 minutes (plus cooling)

Servings: 8


  • 2 bags (12 oz. each) fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sliced dried apricots
  • Zest of 1 orange


1. In a medium pan, bring the cranberries, sugar, spices, and 1 cup water to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes. 

2. Stir in the apricots, orange zest, and a generous pinch each salt and pepper. Simmer until the sauce is jammy, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; let cool to room temperature.