mom’s cranberry-apple sauce


i wanted my first recipe on the blog to be something dear to my heart and delicious.  this cranberry apple sauce is it.

it brings back memories of my grandmother coming over for family dinners and holidays: laughter, delicious food and rummikube.

this cranberry-apple sauce trumps all other sauces.  it lacks the sugary sweetness of the typical mott’s apple sauce and adds a tangy punch to whatever you choose to pair it with.  try it on its own, or as a sauce for your holiday turkeys or latkes.  to be honest, it will probably make anything 100% better.



16 apples peeled and cored

1 large orange (juiced)

1 ½ cup apple cider

½ cup sugar (or to taste)

½ cup water

pinch of kosher salt

2 cups cranberries


  1. combine all ingredients in large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. reduce until the apples are tender and easy to mash- about 25 minutes
  3. once it is reduced, take off the heat and use a hand blender to puree into a sauce
  4. put in a glass bowl and bring to room temperature
  5. then place in the refrigerator to chill
  6. serve in bowls garnished with mint
  7. or use as a sauce for your potato latkes





bon appetit!


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