Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce


  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh cranberries


Combine the apple cider, sugar, cinnamon sticks, orange zest, and cloves in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Turn heat to low; simmer until sugar is dissolved and the flavors are blended, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Stir cranberries into the saucepan, turn heat to high, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until cranberries begin to pop, 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and cook until sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves. Pour into shallow dish to cool and serve.