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Cranberry Applesauce

 Cranberry Applesauce
Instead of the usual jellied cranberry sauce, I serve this refreshing alternative. It's not too sweet and not too sour...plus it's a snap to make.
7 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 157 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein.