Spicy Cranberry Applesauce

Like it really spicy? Add more chilies or 1 tablespoon of Sriracha hot sauce for more heat.


6 apples, peeled and diced

12 ounces fresh cranberries

1 cup water

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons orange zest

1/3 cup sugar

2-3 small dried chilies


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil and cook for 3-4 minutes, until cranberries have softened and released juices. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes covered. Allow to cool slightly.

Place applesauce in a food processor fitted with blade attachment. Process until desired consistency. Serve chilled. Makes about 1 1/2 quarts.