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Cran-Apple Salsa

Here’s a festive twist on traditional holiday cranberry relish. Says Jody Bauer of Balaton, Minnesota: "This salsa packs a tart-sweet blend of fresh flavors, goes together in simply minutes and the colors are beautiful! We think it makes the perfect party dip to celebrate the season."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    5 cups


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 3 medium apples, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into pieces
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a food processor, process the cranberries, apples, red pepper and onion in batches until coarsely pureed.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in the sugar, apple juice, cilantro, jalapeno and lime zest. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 45 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

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  • nancy headlee
    Nov 21, 2011

    If I make this again, I'd make it the night before for a noonish occasion or early in the A.M. for an evening. The longer it sat the better it got. I took it to a pot luck and it went over okay. It was a lot of work for something that didn't make you say "wow"

  • joyfish
    Nov 20, 2007

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    Nov 21, 2006

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