Cranberry Dessert Sauce

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 cups

Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, both of which may help boost the immune system.


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped

  • Pinch of nutmeg

  • 1 cup cranberries

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • ½ cup sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Cook apple with nutmeg until apple begins to soften, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add cranberries, apple cider, and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until apple is tender and sauce is thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon butter. Puree in a blender until smooth. If too thick to pour, stir in up to 1/2 cup more apple cider. Spoon the dessert sauce over pound cake or vanilla ice cream.

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