Appealing apple slices peek through a tangy ruby-red cranberry sauce in this simple but extraordinary side dish. Whether I use this recipe for a holiday dinner or to spark up a Sunday supper, it wouldn't be a feast without a bowl of beautiful and delicious Paradise Cran-Applesauce! -Sallie McQuay, Sayre, Pennsylvania
- 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/4 cup water
- 8 cups sliced peeled tart apples
- 2 cups sugar
- In a covered saucepan, simmer cranberries and water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Press through a sieve or food mill; return to the saucepan.
- Add apples; covered and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender but retain their shape. Add sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Paradise Cran-Applesauce in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p25
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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015
"This is my second year making it for Thanksgiving. The kids love it even though I cut the sugar in half. Very festive and tasty!"
Reviewed May. 20, 2012
"This is one of my kids' favorite side dishes.I have been making this for years and am surprised more people haven't found out about it!"