Saturday, 18 October 2014


10-12 medium apples
1-2 cups cranberry juice
lemon juice -- use 1/4 to 1/2 lemon
2 tbs sugar -- or up to 1/4 cup if you want it sweet
1/4 to 1/2 cup dried cranberries or "craisins" (sweetened dried
-Wash the apples and chop them up without peeling. Squeeze lemon
juice over them as you cut them.
-Put apples in crockpot with cranberry juice -- use 1 cup if you want
the applesauce thick, more if you want it thin. Stir in sugar to suit your
-Let apples stew on low for 6-8 hours. About an hour or two before
serving, stir in cranberries or craisins. (All I found at my store was
craisins--since they're sweetened, I used less sugar.)
-The applesauce is a very pretty pink and the cranberries & juice give
it a nice zing.
-As you can see, the recipe is simple and forgiving -- let the apples
stew a little longer or a little less -- the longer you stew them the
mushier the applesauce will be. It warms up nicely, or you can eat it

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