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Rosy Applesauce

Makesabout 4 cups
  • Active Time:15 min
  • Start to Finish:1 1/2 hr
Is there a child in this world that doesn't love applesauce? This pink-hued, cinnamon-spiked version is just the right topping for the latkes.
December 2007
  • 4 lbs Golden Delicious apples (about 8), peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries (6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • Cook apples, cranberries, sugar, and cinnamon stick in a large heavy saucepan, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until fruit is very tender and broken down into a sauce, about 45 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick. (For a smoother texture, force applesauce through a medium-mesh sieve or a food mill fitted with fine disk into a bowl.) Cool to room temperature or chill before serving.
Cooks’ note: Applesauce can be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.
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