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Quick Cran-Apple Sauce

 Quick Cran-Apple Sauce
Not content with plain old applesauce, Anita Aungst of McVeytown, Pennsylvania found a fun way to jazz it up - by adding cranberries! "This version is really zippy," she enthuses. "It tastes great topped with fresh whipped cream."
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • Place cranberries in a saucepan; add water just to cover. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer until the berries pop. Stir in the sugar
  • until dissolved. add orange peel. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Place in
  • a blender or food processor; process until coarsely chopped. Pour
  • into a bowl; stir in applesauce. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish
  • with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 157 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein.