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

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.

lauralie41 August 15, 2008

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.

Chef Dudo July 05, 2007

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 :)

Kittencal@recipezazz June 17, 2004

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