Easy Peasy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

December 18, 2017


Today, what with there being just 7 days till Christmas Day (*panicking intensifies*), I bring you a super festive non-drink recipe from my collection. This has got to be one of the easiest cranberry sauce recipes in existence, and the little dash of cinnamon packs a really special punch!

The below recipe makes enough to fill a generous jar (pictured), or around 350g of cranberry sauce.

Easy Peasy Cranberry Sauce

A super simple, quick to make festive Cranberry Sauce. Makes excellent gifts, and is delicious with a range of meals too.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 300 g Fresh Cranberries (or thawed from frozen)
  • 1 Whole Red Apple
  • 100 g Brown Sugar
  • Pinch Cinnamon


  1. Peel and chop your apple into irregular chunks. 

  2. Add your cranberries, chopped apple, brown sugar and pinch of cinnamon to a pan and top up with a little water.

  3. Turn the heat up high, and stir gently bringing to the boil.

  4. Reduce the heat, and leave to simmer for just under 20 minutes or until the cranberries and apples are soft, and the consistency is how you like your cranberry sauce.

  5. Store in a sterilised jar for long lasting freshness and flavour.


What I also love about this sauce is that it is naturally very sweet too. A great little side dish to dip your pigs in blankets in, and also a splash of colour to add life to roast potatoes. The sweetness from the apple and cinnamon also makes this an unusually delicious toast spread if there’s any left over for the next day! Just add a stir of runny honey and you’ve got a gorgeous spiced jam too.


The final note on this recipe (I mean, its so simple there really isn’t a lot to say about it in the first place), is that if you’re preparing this to give as gifts, or plan on storing it a while yourself just make sure to sterilise the jars first. The process of sterilisation (as simple as leaving them in a pan of boiling water) kills all residual bacteria, that whilst would be harmless to eat from the same day – could spoil anything kept a long time.

Pair this cranberry sauce with our Spiced Christmas Cranberry Cocktail for a similar flavour palette and colour co-ordination!


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  • Reply zirah1 January 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Great looking blog and I like that you’ve got these recipes using cranberries, since they have so many health benefits!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 18, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you! Yes they are! 🙂

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