Applesauce with Dried Cranberries Recipe

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Romy Gautier Modified: March 25, 2022
Applesauce with Dried Cranberries Recipe

How To Make Applesauce with Dried Cranberries

Level up your usual applesauce with an extra flavor and sweetness from dried cranberries, with an added zesty hint from lemon juice plus lemon zest!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • lbsMcIntosh apples
  • 2tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 3stripslemon zest,(1×3-inch)
  • ½cupsugar
  • ½cupsparkling apple cider
  • ½cupdried cranberries


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the apples, lemon juice and zest, sugar, sparkling cider, and cranberries to a boil.

  2. Cover and simmer over moderately low heat for 20 minutes until the apples soften. Stir to break up the apples slightly.

  3. Transfer to a bowl; discard the lemon zest.

  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Make-Ahead: The applesauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.


  • Calories: 390.31kcal
  • Fat: 0.94g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 102.64g
  • Fiber: 9.64g
  • Sugar: 86.06g
  • Protein: 1.01g
  • Sodium: 6.22mg
  • Calcium: 29.36mg
  • Potassium: 428.17mg
  • Iron: 0.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.58mg
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