Brenda Forbes Recipe

Cranberry Apples

By Brenda Forbes BrnJune

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Brenda's Story

Rarely do I not have this made and in my refrigerator! When a craving for "something sweet" raises it's ugly head this recipe is a good (and healthy) "fix"!

It is a great side for any type of breakfast and is absolutely delicious with pork or chicken. Serve it hot or cold--either way it is wonderful!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We chose to use a combination of Granny Smith, Gala & Red Delicious apples for this wonderful recipe. The mix was terrific, with the Granny Smiths being the real stand-outs. Try serving them warm atop flaky biscuits... Mmmmm, good!


4 to 5 medium
apples - different varieties give the best flavor
1/2 c
2 Tbsp
ground cinnamon (or to taste)
1 can(s)
whole berry cranberry sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Wash the apples, halve, and remove the cores and stems.
Chop the apples (do not remove the skin) into large chunks, approximatley 1/2" to 3/4" in size.
Place apples, cinnamon, and water in medium size sauce pan and cook on medium low heat for approximately 20 minutes or until fork tender. Do NOT put a lid on the pan as it will make the apples mushy.
Remove apples from heat. Gently stir in canned whole berry cranberries.
Apples can be served immediately while hot or chilled and served up to two weeks later. (The dish can be reheated as desired.) Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Thanksgiving Table
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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Tiffany Bannworth MissAnubis
Sep 24, 2013
It's like a fantastic chutney! A keeper for Thanksgiving.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Dec 15, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Dec 15, 2012
I love this with the fresh cranberries (even frozen)...some stevia and a bit of lemon juice.
Lula Clausen Amaezing
Nov 28, 2012
Janet, Thanks also for your suggestion for all of us diabetics. I am always looking for good food that will help me feel satisfied and still not affect the blood sugar.