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Apple cranberry sauce with bourbon and cinnamon

Easy bourbon apple cranberry sauce recipe! An elevated twist on Thanksgiving cranberry sauce spiked with bourbon and spiced with cinnamon.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, holiday, thanksgiving, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 ¼ cup servings
Calories 66 kcal
Author Trish Bozeman


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup spiced apple cider
  • 1 cup fuji or honeycrisp apple, peeled and chopped into ½" cubes
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon or whiskey
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer over medium to medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring often.

  2. Remove from heat when all the cranberries have burst and the apples are very soft. Let cool before serving. 

Recipe Notes

This cranberry sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. It's great served cold or warmed up.

Nutrition Facts
Apple cranberry sauce with bourbon and cinnamon
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cups)
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 23IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.