ROSY APPLESAUCE (with cranberries, about 4 cups)
4 pounds Golden Delicious apples (about 8) peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
1-1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries (6 ounces)
½ 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 the cinnamon stick.
- For a smoother texture, force the applesauce through a medium-mesh sieve or a food mill fitted with a fine disk into a bowl.
- Cool to room temperature or chill before serving.
NOTE: Applesauce can be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered.
from Melissa Roberts, Gourmet Magazine, December, 2007