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Paradise Cran-Applesauce

Appealing apple slices peek through a tangy ruby-red cranberry sauce in this simple but extraordinary side dish. Whether I use this recipe for a holiday dinner or to spark up a Sunday supper, it wouldn't be a feast without a bowl of beautiful and delicious Paradise Cran-Applesauce! -Sallie McQuay, Sayre, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 2 cups sugar


  • In a covered saucepan, simmer cranberries and water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Press through a sieve or food mill; return to the saucepan.
  • Add apples; covered and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender but retain their shape. Add sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 224 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • ksandjs1
    Mar 2, 2019

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  • lovn1bar
    Nov 25, 2015

    This is my second year making it for Thanksgiving. The kids love it even though I cut the sugar in half. Very festive and tasty!

  • kshea
    May 20, 2012

    This is one of my kids' favorite side dishes.I have been making this for years and am surprised more people haven't found out about it!

  • zmaus
    Jul 14, 2006

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