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Apple-Cranberry Sauce

COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
6-8
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Cranberry Applesauce
Cranberry applesauce with a fresh apple and frozen cranberries.Getty Images stock
COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
6-8
RATE THIS RECIPE
(1)

Ingredients

  • cups cranberry juice
  • 6 ounces dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Chef notes

Instead of traditional sauce, I like to make a fruity hybrid for thanksgiving with about 75% apples and 25% cranberries. It's a little more like a compote or chunky chutney. The natural sweetness of the apples and dried cranberries mean you can use a lot less added sugar.

Preparation

1.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the cranberry juice, cranberries and sugar. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes.

2.

Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have softened and apples are tender, about 5 minutes.

3.

Remove 3 ounces of the liquid to a small bowl and whisk in the cornstarch. Slowly add the cornstarch-juice mixture to the cranberry mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

4.

Remove from heat and pour into a serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.