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