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Quick Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe

Not content with plain old applesauce, Anita Aungst of McVeytown, Pennsylvania found a fun way to jazz it up - by adding cranberries! "This version is really zippy," she enthuses. "It tastes great topped with fresh whipped cream."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • 1. Place cranberries in a saucepan; add water just to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until the berries pop. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. add orange peel. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Place in a blender or food processor; process until coarsely chopped. Pour into a bowl; stir in applesauce. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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