Cranberry Apples

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Serves: 6
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


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

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Brenda Forbes Recipe
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Red Rock, TX (pop. 6,235)
Member Since Apr 2010
Brenda's notes for this recipe:
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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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!


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!!

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Jan 14, 2011
Good grief! These sound delish!!!
user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Jan 15, 2011
YUM-YUM, can't get much better than this combination.
user Brenda Forbes BrnJune - Jan 16, 2011
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user Barbara Gabriel potluck - Jan 18, 2011
Sounds and looks great. I can't wait to fix it.. I am a diabetic, so when that sweet craving pops up I like to have something to go to instead of a sugary desert. Thanks for posting.

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