Cranberry Applesauce

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10 MIN

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Cook time:
30 MIN

Silouette of 2 people

12 Servings


Serving Size:
1/2 cup


  • 3 1⁄2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped (about 7 to 8 medium apples)
  • 1 1⁄2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional)


In a large (5-quart) saucepan, combine all ingredients with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer. Cover and cook 20 to 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Use a potato masher or fork to mash mixture to the consistency you want. Serve warm or cold.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


When frozen or fresh cranberries are not available, substitute canned cranberry sauce for the cranberries and brown sugar.  Add 1 (14 ounce) can of cranberry sauce to the saucepan after the mixture has been simmering for about 15 minutes.