Monday, February 27, 2012

cranberry applesauce to share

I recently made a large batch of this tart and delicious homemade applesauce for friends this February. The finished product was a home run!

Serve a spoonful atop oatmeal with a sprinkling of cinnamon or layer applesauce with Greek yogurt and granola for a delish breakfast parfait. Adapted from this recipe.

Cranberry Applesauce

yields approximately 3 cups

3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
1.5 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
pinch of salt

In a heavy saucepan, cook the apples, cranberries, sugar, apple cider, the cinnamon stick, and the zest over medium heat, stirring often, for 15-20 minutes, or until the apples are very soft. Remove the cinnamon stick and pass applesauce through a food mill or potato ricer. Stir in butter and salt. The applesauce keeps, covered and chilled, for 1 week.

This tart treat will keep you wanting more!


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