Pickled Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Apple Sauce

This pickled cranberry sauce goes with Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey. If you do not have the time (one week) to pickle the cranberries, you can make it with fresh cranberries.

Recipe for pickled cranberries. (These cranberries are almost like the Indian Bor we used to get in India)

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, not dried.

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1/2 cup salt

  • Combine Cranberries, White Vinegar and salt in a glass bottle.

  • Cover and pickle for a week.

Recipe for the cranberry sauce:


1 Cup of pickled cranberries as made above.

This is optional, ff you do not have the time (one week) to pickle the cranberries, you can make it with one cup of fresh cranberries (1/2 tsp Salt or to taste to compensate)

  • 14 oz Jellied Cranberry Sauce Can

  • 1 cup chopped Apple

  • 1/2 cup Sugar

  • Taste when sauce is thick and cooled.


  1. In a non stick pan add the pickled cranberries and chopped apple, sugar and Jellied Cranberry sauce.

  2. Boil for about 15 minutes till thick.

  3. Serve hot.

Goes well with Roast Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Stuffing.

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. milkandbun says:

    I usually don’t have much patience and time, and just stew all fruits and berries and then use it in a savory or sweet meals 🙂
    but yours looks very yummy!
    Thanks for sharing at the Fiesta Friday. party!

  2. Rita says:

    Thank you very much :)) It is a fail-proof recipe.

  3. Ooh delicious! This would be great with so many dishes, especially for the upcoming festive season! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare.

  4. You’ve just taken th ecranberry to a whole new level and made cranberry sauce a whole lot more interesting! Love it!!

    Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!


  5. Rita says:

    You have a nice blog. Rita

  6. That looks so delicious. A lovely way to use cranberries.

  7. Rita says:

    Thanks, Mayuri. Indeed it is an adaptation of Indian pickles recipes we make using raw mangoes or berries.

  8. Good replacement Rita.

  9. Pickling the cranberries first, how interesting. Then combined with cranberry sauce and apples – sounds delicious. I just might have to try it as I am one of the few who enjoy this side during the holidays. Happy Fiesta Friday!

  10. trkingmomoe says:

    Interesting recipe. I just might have to try the pickling. Also that is a beautiful piece of McKee Nue Cute glass. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  11. Rita says:

    Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate it.
    Yes pickling makes the cranberries actually taste more tart.
    Like that McKee Nue Cute glass 🙂

  12. trkingmomoe says:

    oops. Near Cut.

  13. Rita says:

    You mean
    Cut Glass ?

  14. This looks so good! Love the deep red of the pickled cranberries. 🙂
    I wonder if I will ever get my hands on fresh cranberries here in Bangalore, India, where I stay. Would love to try this out.

  15. Rita says:

    Yes the deep red of cranberries gets heightened when pickled.

    You may find the Gujarati “Bor” berry is similar to the cranberry. Try with them.

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