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Cranberry Applesauce

Here is a fantastic side dish to add holiday color and great taste to your table. It’s easy to make with ingredients often in your fridge. I always keep several bags of cranberries in the freezer to use all through the holidays, so when I decided to take the apples leftover from Thanksgiving to make into an applesauce, I decided to add some cranberries with fantastic results. Don’t worry if you don’t have cranberry juice, water will work fine too. You can serve this next to your holiday ham or pork or serve at breakfast on top of some oatmeal or just eat as a snack. You’ll love it!
From by the bay. wishing you cran-licious food memories!
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Cranberry Applesauce
Makes about 4 cups
2 pounds apples peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a pinch fine sea salt
Place all the ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until apples are soft. Remove from heat and cool. Mash the apples and cranberries together with a potato masher. Place in an air tight container and refrigerate until ready to use. It will keep in a refrigerator for about 1 week.

Pomegranate and Cranberry Sauce

I love making cranberry sauce…..for so many reasons, starting with it’s one of the easiest things to make. It’s also easy to get creative with cranberry sauce……..I change the way I make it all the time, depending on what I’m serving and which flavors might compliment my meal, so when I make my spiced pomegranate molasses glazed turkey this is the cranberry sauce i serve with it. I also think that I like making cranberry sauce because when I have my list of things to make for the big Thanksgiving meal, in under 15 minutes I can usually check that the cranberry sauce is done! Big win, little time…….next!!

From by the bay, wishing you very cranberry red food memories!





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Pomegranate and Cranberry Sauce

½ cup pomegranate juice

1 cup fine sugar

1 12oz, package whole fresh cranberries

1 cup pomegranate seeds

¼ cup orange juice

Zest of one orange


Combine juices and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries and orange zest. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer approximately 10 minutes until the cranberries start to burst. Remove from heat. Stir in the pomegranate seeds. Cool completely and then chill in refrigerator. Cranberry sauce will thicken. Serve chilled.

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