Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is more like a relish than something that you would eat like plain applesauce. Wonderful served with roast chicken, Turkey and great with pork. Use as a glaze on poultry (last 20 minutes in the oven)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients in a sauce pan, mix, cover and simmerer for 35 minutes or until the apples are soft.
  2. Stir occasionally Serve hot or cold.
Most Helpful

5 5

Bergy I love this applesauce! I used a 3 pound bag of granny smith apples and they all seemed to be on the smaller side. All I had on hand was cranberry/raspberry juice so I used 2 cups, 3/4 cup of craisins and was out of cinnamon so added a dash of allspice. The flavor is amazing, not to tart and not to sweet. A nice side dish for grilled or baked chicken and would be wonderful for the holidays. Thank you for posting Bergy! Made and reviewed for the Alphabet Chef tag game.

4 5

Mouthwatering smell when it is simmering. A very nice variation of the "usual" applesauce. Loved the addition of craisins. Did not have cranberry-apple juice so used only cranberry juice. Next time I make it I will buy some apple juice and combine the two. Have used this as a condiment with baked chicken and also as dessert with yoghurt and with cinnamon ice-cream. A very versatile recipe. Thanks for posting.

5 5

Bergy, this was so wonderful, I had some craisins in my closet from Christmas that I wanted to use up, but i think now I will have to go out and buy some more, just to make this again. I doubled this recipe and used up 11 apples, I actually should have used 12, but that is all I had...and I chopped them in large chunks for a chunkier applesauce, I used 1 cup apple juice and 2 cups cranberry juice (for a double recipe), as I did not have the cranberry-apple juice together. Mine took a little longer than 35 minutes to cook. This is a wonderful light dessert, DH is a big fan of fruit, so I am going to make this again, we both loved it!... Thanks so much for posting Bergy, delicious!...Kitten :)