A very dear friend, Halina, who came from Poland, and lived here for about 10 years, used to invite me over occasionally for dinner. I wish I had paid closer attention to her cooking as she had to move to Chicago to be near her son a couple years ago. She used to make this quite a bit and as I love cranberries, thought I'd pass it on to you. Many recipes here are a bit of work, I include this because it is tasty, easy, quick and foolproof and it can be made any time of the year.
I will add that for some reason, people think making applesauce from scratch is a big deal, but it takes about five minutes only to prepare the raw food! And it is SO much better than the kind in the jar. My grandfather always liked big pieces of apple, with the liquid still separate (as opposed to the kind in the jar, smooth and even)
1 pkg cranberries
1/2 cup sugar or more to taste
4 large apples, peeled (or not as desired) cut into the size pieces you prefer
If fresh or frozen cranberries are not available you can use 1 can (18 oz?) whole berry cranberry sauce and of course, omit sugar.
Put cranberries in a 3 quart saucepan, with 1/2 cup water. Cook just until cranberrries burst. Add apples & sugar stir, cover and cook about 10 minutes. Red color from cranberries will totally saturate apples in about an hour.
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Thanks, fancydude! :)