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Cran-Apple Salsa Recipe

Cran-Apple Salsa Recipe

Here’s a festive twist on traditional holiday cranberry relish. Says Jody Bauer of Balaton, Minnesota: "This salsa packs a tart-sweet blend of fresh flavors, goes together in simply minutes and the colors are beautiful! We think it makes the perfect party dip to celebrate the season."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 3 medium apples, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into pieces
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a food processor, process the cranberries, apples, red pepper and onion in batches until coarsely pureed.
  • 2. Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in the sugar, apple juice, cilantro, jalapeno and lime peel. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 5 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips) equals 45 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.