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Easy Homemade Cranberry Applesauce - krollskorner.com

Easy Homemade Cranberry Applesauce

This ruby red cranberry applesauce is a festive way to enjoy applesauce during the holiday months!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 7 cups


  • 10-15 Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1.5 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Juice from 1 fresh lemon
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger minced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg


  • In a large sauce pan, cook all of the ingredients over medium-high heat from 20 minutes. Then continue to cook on low until apples get mushy and to the consistency you prefer. May use an immersion blender to get a pureed applesauce. Or, you can mash the applesauce with a potato masher!
  • Serve warm or chilled. Keeps in fridge covered up for 5-7 days.