Pineapple, Apple Cranberry Sauce

Hello! Happy Thanksgiving Week! I cannot believe how fast time is flying by and that Christmas music is already playing on the radio 😉

I am pretty open minded to different Thanksgiving dishes, I know everyone has different traditions and recipes that make their Thanksgiving dinner unique. But, one thing I won’t compromise on is cranberry sauce! I am a total brat about it and refuse to eat that cringe-worthy crap out of a can. I know some people love it, can’t live without it, but I can hardly stand the sight of it. In order to fulfill my need for the homemade stuff I like to bring a jar along with me to dinner, because what is Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce!

I like a hearty cranberry sauce, in order to add some texture and contrast the bitterness of the cranberries I added apples and pineapple to my sauce.


Pineapple, Apple Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Chocolate Covered Cheetah


  • 12oz bag cranberries
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup green apple, skin removed and chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Add all ingredients to a large pot
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until cranberries start to pop
  3. Reduce to a simmer, simmer 15-20 minutes until sauce thickens
  4. Remove from heat, using a potato masher, mashes the sauce into desired consistency
  5. Store in jars or airtight container in the refrigerator


This recipe can and should be made in advance and served cold. It will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

If you are going to be a guest for Thanksgiving at a family or friend’s house a jar of this homemade sauce makes for a perfect hostess gift!

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