Healthy Cranberry Applesauce

Healthy Cranberry Applesauce

span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"I totally love applesauce./spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oA5mEwLRLw0/UKTpiNnlUI/AAAAAAAACss/AJGI1tpRNzc/s1600/P1040541.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oA5mEwLRLw0/UKTpiNnlUI/AAAAAAAACss/AJGI1tpRNzc/s400/P1040541.JPG" width="400" //a/divspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanbr /div style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Last year, I made this jazzed up adult version of applesauce: a href="http://iliketocooksorryifyoudont.blogspot.com/2011/10/plum-brandy-applesauce.html"Plum and Brandy Applesauce/a. I made this a href="http://iliketocooksorryifyoudont.blogspot.com/2012/02/grilled-pork-chops-with-sauteed-spinach.html"Caramlized Onion Applesauce/a to go with porkchops and, of course, I made quite a few batches of the original chunky kid stuff./span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Since I realized how amazingly easy it is to make applesauce, I've been experimenting by adding other fruits, subbing sweeteners and varying seasoning./span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"I've been trying to find new uses for it, rather than just eating it with a spoon for a snack like a kid. Of course there's pork, but some of my favorites thus far:/span/divbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"To sweeten plain yogurt:/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LLhjIRq7ZuA/UKTqdej6ScI/AAAAAAAACuU/fOi97t19bI/s1600/P1040554.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LLhjIRq7ZuA/UKTqdej6ScI/AAAAAAAACuU/fOi97t19bI/s400/P1040554.JPG" width="400" //a/divspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"As a healthy sandwich spread: (the sammy featured here is cranberry applesauce, turkey, goat cheese and baby spinach)/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rqeuHBkSio/UKTt0AwoZJI/AAAAAAAACv8/Q6Qx5Q7DRq8/s1600/photo+(1).JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="239" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rqeuHBkSio/UKTt0AwoZJI/AAAAAAAACv8/Q6Qx5Q7DRq8/s320/photo+(1).JPG" width="320" //a/divspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Soundtrack:/spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"bHealthy Cranberry Applesauce/b/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Yields: ~4 c applesauce/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"5-6 apples (try for a mix! I used 4 stayman and 2 granny smith), peeled and quartered/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"2 c water/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"1 c fresh cranberries/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"1 c agave nectar/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"1 cinnamon stick/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"a pinch of fresh nutmeg/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"a pinch of salt/spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring often with a large wooden spoon. As the apples and cranberries begin to cook, mash them with the side or bottom of your spoon to gently break apart and facilitate cooking. /spanbr /span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Applesauce is finished when all apples and cranberries are cooked down to a sauce. This will be chunky. If you want a more smooth sauce, puree with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender or food processor. (If pureeing in a blender or food processor, make sure that sauce is cooled before doing so. Hot liquids can cause these equipment to break.)/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3WcC6W1-aE4/UKToa2jjstI/AAAAAAAACqk/1QUJvtWNKE/s1600/P1040524.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3WcC6W1-aE4/UKToa2jjstI/AAAAAAAACqk/1QUJvtWNKE/s320/P1040524.JPG" width="320" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KN2IgaZ82Lo/UKTpNqdk5SI/AAAAAAAACsE/XuQfeWlzhYc/s1600/P1040536.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KN2IgaZ82Lo/UKTpNqdk5SI/AAAAAAAACsE/XuQfeWlzhYc/s320/P1040536.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SBsGHKjZM4c/UKTooaECb3I/AAAAAAAACq8/-bUpTX-FtCw/s1600/P1040527.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SBsGHKjZM4c/UKTooaECb3I/AAAAAAAACq8/-bUpTX-FtCw/s320/P1040527.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2FrczG3IaCc/UKTo5oVcqdI/AAAAAAAACrc/yTZMyE77-w/s1600/P1040531.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2FrczG3IaCc/UKTo5oVcqdI/AAAAAAAACrc/yTZMyE77-w/s320/P1040531.JPG" width="320" //a/divbr /br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/div

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