My maple syrup and cider-sweetened cranberry sauce is a favorite on our Thanksgiving table, but for Thanksgivukkah I decided to give it a new twist, and make a cranberry applesauce to top those turkey and sweet potato (Thanksgiving leftover) latkes. I liked the cranberry so much that I may serve it as a latke topping every year, not just for Thanksgivukkah. It’s super simple to make with kids, too — especially kids who are old enough to peel and chop apples.
Recipe: Maple-Sweetened Cranberry Applesauce
Makes approx. 2 cups
- 2 large apples, cored and cut into large chunks
- 1 cup whole cranberries
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup apple cider
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Note: For a less chunky sauce, peel the apples first.
1. Place all ingredients in a heavy, medium-sized pot. Place over medium low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples and berries cook down to a chunky sauce, about 20 minutes. Cool before serving.