Applesauce with Dried Cranberries

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Applesauce with Dried Cranberries

Applesauce with Dried Cranberries
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Chris Korfhage
Food Groups: Fruits
Holiday: Thanksgiving, Christmas
Meal Type: Dessert
Nutrition Content: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead , Vegetarian

Add a healthy, fruity option to your holiday table. Especially popular with kids.


2 1/4 pounds large McIntosh Apples-peeled, quartered and cored
2 tablespoons fresh Lemon juice
3 1 by 3 inch strips of Lemon zest
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup sparking apple Cider
1/2 cup dried Cranberries


In a large saucepan, bring the apples, lemon juice and zest, sugar, sparkling cider and cranberries to a boil. Cover and simmer over moderately low heat until the apples soften, 20 minutes; stir to break up the apples slightly. Transfer to a bowl; discard the lemon zest. Serve warm or at room temperature

Nutrient Information
Calories: 204
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 53 g
Protein: < 1 g
Fiber: 5 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 12 mg
Iron: 1 mg

Cook's Notes:

The applesauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Add less sugar to reduce the calories in this dish.

Bonus ingredient:
Cranberries are a functional food that offer health benefits beyond the usual nutrients. Learn more in our All-Star Foods section!