Cranberry Apple Butter
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A creamy, thick, semi-sweet apple butter made with fresh cranberries and spices.
Serves: 5½ cups
  • 1½ lbs apples (5½ large apples), cored, sliced
  • 4 cups cranberries, fresh (12 oz bag)
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 medium orange, cut in quarters
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ cup brown sugar or to taste
  1. In a large sauce pan add apples, cranberries and orange zest. Squeeze the juice of the orange into pot, and then add the orange. Add in 2 cups apple juice, place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until apples are softened and cranberries pop. Approx 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  2. Take the oranges out, and toss away. With a food immersion hand blender, process until creamy smooth. If you don't have a immersion blender, process in batches in your food processor or blender.
  3. Over low heat add cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Cook for approx 10 minutes until thick, stirring occasionally.
Calories per 2 tbsp.: 26.3, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: .08, Potassium: 44.8, Carbs: 7.4, Fiber: .09, Sugar: 5.5, Protein: .01
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Serving size: 2 Tbsp.
Recipe by PB + P Design at