Cranberry applesauce

I have to say, I dislike applesauce a lot. I think it’s a texture thing. Growing up, my sister was the one in our family who ate a lot of applesauce, I mean that she’d put it on her hamburger, on spaghetti noodles or eat it out of the jar. She loved it. I never did.

I thought I might like homemade applesauce since I would be able to control the texture. I had some leftover cran-applesauce from the potato pancakes I made, I decided to try my hand at homemade applesauce. I figured I was almost there, I just needed more apples and to thicken it up a bit. I took the leftover sauce and added 1 more cooked apple and mashed with my pastry cutter and voila!

Like I said, I don’t like applesauce, but this stuff was amazing. Very very good. Can’t wait to make a whole batch!

Cran-Applesauce (by ME!)
1 can of whole cranberry sauce
4 apples, cubed – I used golden delicious and left the skin on
1/2 cup apple cider
1/4 cup brown sugar

Put everything into a saucepan and heat until boiling. Once boiling, reduce heat and cover. Allow to simmer for about 30 minutes, or until apples are tender. Mash apples until reaches desired consistency (I left mine fairly chunky).

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6 Responses to “Chocolate Sorbet”

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    Sarah C — April 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Is there any way to make this without an ice cream maker? I love the idea of this chocolate sorbet and was totally on board until the last part. Now I’m very curious and might have to do some googling after my daughter goes to bed.

    • beantownbaker — April 22nd, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

      I just started making ice cream after getting the ice cream attachment for my mixer. So I don’t personally have any experience making ice cream without an ice cream maker. I’m sure it’s been done. If you do make this without an ice cream maker, let me know how it turns out!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — April 23, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Great idea! Love chocolate ice cream and I love you don’t need cream or eggs! Going to try this recipe!

    • beantownbaker — April 23rd, 2013 @ 7:44 am

      Let me know what you think of it. We really enjoyed it!

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    lili — May 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I added 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla. It was delicious.

    • beantownbaker — May 12th, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! I love adding salt to desserts. I will definitely have to do the same next time I make this.

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