Zippy Cranberry Applesauce Recipe

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“This is simple to make and so refreshing. The zippy flavor makes it a nice change of pace from regular applesauce.” Peggy A Spitler - Bucyrus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 5 medium Gala apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 75 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, trace sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), trace protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 frui


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the apples, cranberries, water and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender and the berries pop, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in orange peel. Mash until sauce is desired consistency. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Cranberry Applesauce in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p45

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Different, very tasty and easy to make. Will be making this again."

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