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Instant Spiced Apple Cider-Cranberry Sauce

  • ACTIVE: 5 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes about 4 cups
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

This fast and easy cranberry sauce is spiced with fragrant cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom.

  1. Two 12-ounce bags fresh or frozen cranberries (6 cups)
  2. 2 cups apple cider
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries and apple cider with the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom and bring to a boil. Cook over moderately high heat, coarsely mashing the berries with a wooden spoon, until the sauce is softened and jamlike, about 5 minutes. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.
Make Ahead The cranberry sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.