Cranberry Applesauce Recipe
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Cranberry Applesauce Recipe

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Instead of the usual jellied cranberry sauce, I serve this refreshing alternative. It's not too sweet and not too it's a snap to make.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 medium Golden Delicious apples (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 157 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add apples; cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add cranberries; cover and cook until apples are tender and berries pop, about 15 minutes.
  2. Mash until sauce reaches desired consistency. Stir in peel, ginger and cinnamon. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or refrigerate until serving. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Cranberry Applesauce in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p28

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DebbieT 54242
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"Very good"

rwippel 60849
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"This was very good. I doubled the cranberries just because I had them. I will be making this again next year. Thank you for the recipe!"

ksleet 45531
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"My kids do not like cranberries and so they were skeptical about this recipe. I reduced the sugar somewhat and left out the ginger and we all loved it! Great way to use up leftover cranberries from the holidays."

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