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cranberry apples

★★★★★ 26
a recipe by
Brenda Forbes
Red Rock, TX

Rarely do I not have this made and in my refrigerator! When a craving for "something sweet" raises its 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! As a note, since my original post of the recipe, I began using fresh cranberries vs canned whole berry cranberries. To cut calories, I only use 1/2 cup sugar (vs 1 c. sugar as the bag instructs). I cook the apples (as stated above) in a separate pan then combine everything into one bowl.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 26
serves 6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cranberry apples

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

How To Make cranberry apples

  • 1
    Wash the apples, halve them, and remove the cores and stems.
  • 2
    Chop the apples (do not remove the skin) into large chunks, approximately 1/2" to 3/4" in size.
  • 3
    Place apples, cinnamon, and water in a medium-size saucepan 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.
  • 4
    Remove apples from heat. Gently stir in canned whole berry cranberries.
  • 5
    Apples can be served immediately while hot or chilled and served up to two weeks later. (The dish can be reheated as desired.) Enjoy!!