Cranberry Applesauce

Cranberry Applesauce

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes: 6 cups
Serving Size 1/2 cup


3 1⁄2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped (about 8 1/2 medium apples [3” diameter]
1 1⁄2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄3 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice (optional)


  1. In a large (5-quart) saucepan, combine all Ingredients with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer. Cover and cook 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Use a potato masher or fork to mash mixture to the consistency you want. Serve warm or cold.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • When frozen or fresh cranberries are not available, substitute canned cranberry sauce for the cranberries and brown sugar.  Add 1 (14 ounce) can of cranberry sauce to the saucepan after the mixture has been simmering for about 15 minutes.