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Easy Cranberry Applesauce

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"This bright pink applesauce is simple enough for a weeknight supper and festive enough for special occasions. It's a favorite with my family and friends and looks fabulous at a Christmas dinner! You can substitute Splenda® for the sugar."
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30 m servings 119
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Stir apples, cranberries, sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until apples and cranberries are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir lemon juice into cranberry mixture.
  3. Mash cranberry mixture with a wooden spoon or fork to make a chunky sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 119 calories; 0.3 31.4 0.5 0 2 Full nutrition

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This was very good and will be making an appearance throughout the holidays.

Tart & sweet. Will make again

Served this at Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I sprinkled walnuts on top for “presentation”. Ate it with breakfast the next day. Definitely making it again soon.

This was an excellent accompaniment to baked chicken! I did alter the recipe by adding a teaspoon of ginger and halving the cinnamon to suit my family's palate. I will be making this again!

My daughter and I enjoyed this, my husband and son not so much.