It's a great day when you have five pounds of granny smith apples and a bag of fresh cranberries in your possession.
Oh, the possibilities.
But let's be real-- I have a tendency to run around like a crazy person this time of year, so I made something simple and easy.
Cranberry Applesauce is just that-- simple and easy to make.
Not only is it simple and easy to make, but it also tastes amazing since I used this recipe from Simply Recipes.
Fresh apples and cranberries combine to make a sweet and tart sauce that's perfect just as it is. All you do is toss it all in a crockpot, add in both white and brown sugar, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and cinnamon. Let it cook on high for an hour or so, or until the apples are tender enough to mash.
Oh, and the aroma? The aroma will fill your house, melt away all your stress and fill you with holiday cheer.
I like to enjoy my applesauce just like it is, but it's also delicious served warm with ice cream.