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Cranberry Applesauce

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

3-1/2 cups

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.

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 zest
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Mash until sauce reaches desired consistency. Stir in zest, ginger and cinnamon. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 157 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 41g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

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