Chunky Cranberry Applesauce

Chunky Cranberry Applesauce | ChopChop


Two great native Massachusetts fruits in one delicious dish: a tart and chunky applesauce made rich, rosy, and beautiful by the addition of cranberries. It’s incredibly versatile, too: you can eat it straight, layer it with yogurt for a breakfast parfait, or serve it alongside your holiday turkey or ham. 

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Sharp knife (adult needed)
Cutting Board
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Medium-sized pot
Potato masher or fork
Lidded container


Granny Smith or other tart apples, peeled, if you like, and diced
1⁄2 cup
fresh or frozen cranberries
1⁄4 cup
3 tablespoons
maple syrup


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the pot, cover and cook over medium-low heat until the apples are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Coarsely mash (using a potato masher or fork) and set aside to cool until just warm.
  3. Serve right away, or put it in the container and refrigerate until cold.



Cranberries, which are native to North America, are a crucial ingredient in a number of traditional Native American recipes