Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Got this in an e-mail some time ago. I think it originated in Gourmet. I use it as a side with meat and also as a dessert with a little ice cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy saucepan cook the apples, cranberries, sugar, apple juice or water, cinnamon stick, and zest over moderate heat.
  2. Stir now and then.
  3. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the apples are very soft.
  4. Discard the cinnamon stick and the zest.
  5. Keep it chunky or blend it for a smoother sauce.
  6. Serve warm or chilled.
  7. It keeps, covered and chilled, for 1 week.


Most Helpful

I absolutely loooove this applesauce! I can't stop eating it. I like cranberries, but not raw, and I had some I needed to get rid of. Now, I want to stock up on cranberries so I can make this again and again! This will be a regular at our house--thanks so much for posting!

ajt575s December 28, 2009

This is my favourite applesauce, I substitute cranberry juice for the water or apple juice and this results in a nice pink-coloured sauce. I like it served warm over ice cream, as a condiment with roast pork and it's delicious for breakfast in the morning with buttered toast or hot biscuits! I prefer a chunky sauce.

Elly in Canada October 05, 2007

My family raved about this. It is the perfect combination of flavors, even though I did not have a cinnamon stick nor did I use lemon zest. I will make this often! KCShell

KCShell September 28, 2007

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