Heston's cranberry and apple sauce recipe | Waitrose

'Combining cranberry with apple, and flavouring it with cider vinegar and calvados gives this sauce depth and a welcome sharpness, making it a great accompaniment for goose, duck or turkey.' 
Heston Blumenthal 

  • Christmas


20g unsalted butter
4 braeburn apples, peeled, cored and finely sliced
15g cider vinegar, plus extra to serve
15g calvados
40g golden caster sugar
60g frozen cranberries, cut into quarters


1. Put the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Once foaming, add the apples, vinegar, calvados and sugar. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 25 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to prevent the apples from caramelising, until the apples are soft.

2. Once soft, transfer the apples to a tall container and blitz, using a hand blender, to a smooth purée. Transfer the apple purée back to the pan and add the cranberries; place over a low heat and cook for 5 minutes. Just before serving, add a dash more cider vinegar to taste.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes 50 minutes

Serves: 6 - 8

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 338.904kJ
Fat 2.2g
Saturated Fat 1.4g
Carbohydrate 15g
Sugars 15g
Protein 0.4g
Salt trace salt
Fibre 1.8g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Oct 01 11:29:00 BST 2014.