If you are a fan of cranberry sauce, apples and fall spices, this is definitely the sauce for you. Growing up, I would only eat the whole cranberry sauce from the can because it was sweet, had chunks of cranberries and, to me, was the greatest thing ever. Then, several years ago, I found an idea for an apple cranberry sauce and decided my apple-loving self had to give it a try.
And here we are. Due to its overwhelming approval by my family, this apple cranberry sauce is now the only one for us and has been for the past 4 years. The combination of apple, cranberry and spices is absolutely fabulous and the sauce explodes with flavor. As mentioned in a previous post, I am simply not a gravy girl, so cranberry sauce is basically my gravy. It gets loaded onto my turkey and stuffing and sometimes even eaten by the spoonful on its own.
This sauce can be made well in advance so it doesn’t have to be one more thing on the list for Thanksgiving day. The last couple of years, I’ve made it the Sunday before Thanksgiving and it tastes just as wonderful on Thanksgiving day. I simply throw it in a pan on the stove (but you could even use the microwave) to heat it up a bit before serving and voila!
I know it can be tricky messing with traditions and trying new recipes. Whenever I try a new recipe for Thanksgiving, I usually have the new recipe as well as the more traditional variety – at least for the first year – so that if the new kind doesn’t go over well, at least people still have the traditional option. Luckily, now my family is at the point where this is our one true cranberry sauce love, so I don’t have to make 2 kinds anymore.
In a post yesterday I said that would probably be my last post before Thanksgiving, but now this really is the final post before the big feast. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday spent with their loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!