Mulled Cider Cranberry Sauce


I have never made my own cranberry sauce before, so this year I figured I’d give it a shot. Sooooo much better than out of a can! And pretty easy to make. Never buying cranberry sauce ever again, that’s for sure! I got this recipe from

Mulled Cider Cranberry Sauce


  • 1 (12 oz) package cranberries
  • 1 3/4 cup apple cider (apple juice will work, but cider is always better!)
  • 1 cup honey (give or take to taste)
  •  2 cinnamon sticks (2 tbs (or to taste) cinnamon. Sticks are preferable, but the ground cinnamon will work )
  • 1 tbs grated orange peel
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 whole cloves


Mix all the ingredients together in a heavy sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer until the berries burst and the sauce thickens. Be sure to stir occasionally or you will get a lot of pink foam overflowing. Original recipe says about 15 minutes… I cooked mine on low/medium heat for an hour. Granted, I made a double batch. Just something to keep in mind. Take out the cinnamon sticks, bay leaf, and if you can find them, the cloves. Serve warm or cold. Ours was a bit warmer than room temp, and it was stellar!

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