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Quick Cran-Apple Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.


6-8 servings

When I jazzed up applesauce with cranberries, I ended up with a zippy version that we all love. It tastes amazing topped with fresh whipped cream. —Anita Aungst, McVeytown, Pennsylvania


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Place cranberries in a saucepan; add water just to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until the berries pop. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add orange zest. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Place in a blender or food processor; process until coarsely chopped. Pour into a bowl; stir in applesauce. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

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