Wednesday, December 21, 2011


In an attempt to clean out my fridge before I leave later this week I whipped up a batch of this to use up the extra fruit I had. It's sort of a "wing it" recipe but it turned out great so I thought I would share.

Makes 4 servings

• 1 bag cranberries
• 3 apples, peeled and sliced (I used honeycrisp)
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 3/4 cup spiced pear cider*
• Dash of cinnamon
• Pinch of nutmeg

Mix everything together in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and simmer until the fruit has softened and the liquid has partially cooked off allowing your sauce to thicken (about a half hour). Enjoy!

*This just happened to be in my fridge (I buy mine at Trader Joe's) but pretty much any other liquid with a flavour that would jive with these fruits would work, too. Orange juice, apple juice, cranberry cider. You could even just use water and add some orange zest for extra flavour and a bit more sugar. This recipe is really forgiving.


  1. I love that I'm not the only person trying to clean out my fridge-you're doing a way better/more appetizing job than I am.

  2. Hi Marisa, I awarded you here:

    Merry Christmas!