Cherry Applesauce

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Sharon123

This is an easy sauce using cherry preserves, that is great served alone, or over latkes, chicken, etc. Adapted from Bon Appetit(Dec. 2001) A Russian recipe.

Top Review by weekend cooker

Doubled the recipe for company tonight. It's too bad I didn't make more. We all loved it, and wanted more. NO leftovers at all.I also did not adjust this. Definately plan on making again. Thank you for a great recipe. Made for Zaar Stars.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 gala apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch chunks (or Golden Delicious)
  • 14 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 14 cup cherry preserves
  • ground ginger, to garnish


  1. In a heavy large saucepan,combine apple chunks and unsweetened apple juice.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer until apples are very tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Mix in the cherry preserves.
  6. Using a potato masher or fork, smoosh the mixture to chunky puree.
  7. This sauce can be prepared up to 2 days ahead.
  8. Cover and refrigerate.
  9. Serve hot or cold, garnished with ginger, if desired. Enjoy!

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