Apricot-Apple Cranberry Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling


5 cups

Updated: Nov. 22, 2022
Though I prefer this as a side dish, my sister swears it makes the best topping in the world for a slice of Thanksgiving turkey. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
Apricot-Apple Cranberry Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 1-2/3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 7 ingredients. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon and orange zests. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 91 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.