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!
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.