Cranberry Apple Topping Recipe

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A generous spoonful of this sweet-tart sauce is a tasty addition to chicken, turkey or pork. The ruby-red color lends a festive look to the meal, perfect for visitors.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 91 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until bubbly.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cranberry mixture. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until thickened. Transfer to a serving bowl; cool. Serve with turkey, chicken or pork. Yield: 3-3/4 cups.
Originally published as Cranberry Apple Topping in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p70

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