i finally, finally made a contribution to the thanksgiving table year! the best part was i made this the day before the holiday, so i could stay out of dad’s way while he was preparing the actual feast. (truth be told, we went out to eat on thanksgiving this year and then had a mini family thanksgiving dinner on black friday! best of both worlds.)
i love my nona’s traditional cranberry sauce, but instead of mimicking her exact recipe, i looked for a new, unique one to use on my own. i found this one from cooking light and based my recipe off that, just tweaking a few measurements. it got rave reviews and i can’t recommend it enough! it’s not quite as tart as some cranberry sauce recipes, which i really liked. it made the side go better with the rest of the plate! i thought the cinnamon and apples were a FANTASTIC touch.
i realize i should have posted this before thanksgiving, but i’m posting now in hopes you can enjoy this for christmas dinner :) happy holidays!
2 chopped, peeled granny smith apples (appx. 1.5 cups)
1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white grape juice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
peel the apples and chop the fruit into 1/2” pieces. wash and rinse your cranberries, too.
combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil (watch out for exploding cranberries! they’ll get ya in the eye!). reduce heat and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
let it cool, store it in the fridge and serve chilled. it’ll firm up the longer it cools.
since i hate gravy, this is my favorite thing to eat on top of turkey! enjoy :)