Spiced Cranberry Applesauce

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A festive homemade applesauce spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, with a handful of cranberries and lightly sweetened Yield: 

6 cups (12 servings) Ingredients: 

5 large cooking apples (not Red Delicious), peeled, cored, and diced (~1-inch chunks)
1 cup fresh cranberries, rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves*
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice*
2 tablespoons water
~1/2 cup sugar Instructions: 

1. In a large stock pot, combine the apples, cranberries, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir and continue simmering over low heat, covered, until apples are soft and mushy, and cranberries are all popped (about 20-30 minutes, depending on the kind of apples you used).

2. Remove from heat and stir in sugar to taste. We like at least 1/4 cup of sugar, which makes a tart applesauce, but you can add up to a half cup or even more, depending on your tastes and the kind of apples you used.

3. You now have a chunky homemade applesauce, which you can serve hot/warm or chilled.

To make a smooth applesauce, blend the hot applesauce until smooth and then press through a colander or sieve to remove any remaining bits of cranberry peeling.

Spiced Cranberry Applesauce
Spiced Cranberry Applesauce

This recipe is from Tammy’s Recipes.

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