Cranberry Sauce with Hard Cider and Mustard


Tweak the cranberry sauce tradition with this mustard-laced version that’s more tangy than sweet. The sauce works well with faux turkey and tofu steaks and makes a nice spread for sandwiches. Serve warm or cold.

  • 2-tbs. servingServings


  • 1 12-oz. bag fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups hard apple cider
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbs. packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


Simmer all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat 20 minutes, or until cranberries are popped.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 2 1/4 cups
  • Calories: 45
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Sodium Content: 69 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g