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Cranapple Sauce


10-12 medium apples
1-2 cups cranberry juice
Lemon juice, use ¼ to ½ lemon
2 tbs sugar or up to ¼ cup if you want it sweet
¼ to ½ cup dried cranberries or “craisins” (sweetened dried cranberries)


Wash the apples and chop them up without peeling. Squeeze lemon juice over them as you cut them. Put apples in slow cooker with cranberry juice, use 1 cup if you want the apple sauce thick, more if you want it thin. Stir in sugar to suit your taste. Let apples stew on low for 6-8 hours.

About an hour or two before serving, stir in cranberries or craisins. The apple sauce 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 cold.  

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