Cranberries…the name comes from “cranberry,” used to describe how the plant’s looks, especially when flowering, look like a crane. Other names for this fruit bearing plant have included fenberry (traditional English), and mossberry (from Canada). Regardless the name, the cranberry is making its way into your grocer’s aisles this time of year.  This Cranberry Sauce’s color and great taste win over all your holiday guests!


Cranberry Applesauce

  • 3 lbs apples, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices (try a combination of gala, golden delicious and others)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-4 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions: In a large saucepan, combine apples, cranberries, cinnamon stick, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and then cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until apples are tender, 30-25 minutes.  (If sauce starts to stick to the bottom of the pan, add a little water.)  Remove from heat, discard cinnamon stick, stir in lemon juice, and chill.

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