Simple Cran-Applesauce



The holiday season is full of complicated, high sugar foods… this dish is neither. Simple to make and low in added sugar, Cran-Applesauce makes a great breakfast, easy dinner buffet side dish, or festive gift when canned in pint size jars (for canning, simply add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to each jar and process in a water bath for 10 minutes).

Here we go!

WIN_20141113_185022Ingredients (makes about 6 pints)

3 pounds fresh cranberries, rinsed

3 pounds fresh apples, peeled, cored, and chopped

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup water


1) Simply cook all ingredients in a large stockpot over low heat with frequent stirring. If the bottom of the pot begins to stick, add more water (1/4 cup at a time). If the sauce is too tart for your liking, add a little more sugar. Sauce is done when cranberries have popped and apple chunks lose their shape.

2) Can as directed above, or simply refrigerate for up to one week.

3 replies to “Simple Cran-Applesauce

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star