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Cranberry Apple Topping

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours + cooling


3-3/4 cups

A generous spoonful of this sweet-tart sauce is a tasty addition to chicken, turkey or pork. The ruby-red color lends a festive look to the meal, perfect for visitors.
Cranberry Apple Topping Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until bubbly, 3-4 hours. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cranberry mixture. Cook, covered, until thickened, 30 minutes longer; cool.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 92 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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