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Cinnamon Cran-Applesauce

This applesauce spiced with cinnamon and ginger, is a nice complement to any entree. While searching on the Internet for bread recipe, I happened upon one that used cranberries and apples. I adapted some of the ingredients and created this sweet-tart applesauce.—Sondra Ostheimer, Boscobel, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 medium Rome Beauty apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  • In a large saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Stir in apples; cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring several times. Stir in cranberries; cook and stir for about 8 minutes or until cranberries begin to pop. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until apples are tender, stirring several times.
  • Add cinnamon, ginger and lemon zest. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Remove from the hear; mash until mixture reaches desired consistency.

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