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Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Molasses

This cranberry sauce with apples and molasses takes just 30 minutes to make, is lightly spiced & delicious. Great with root vegetables & winter squash.

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound of cranberries, picked over and washed
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp allspice (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot combine the cranberries, sugar, molasses and apples.
  2. Cover and place on medium heat, stirring from time to time.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Uncover, turn the heat down to a simmer and cook another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the spices.
  6. The mixture will thicken as it cools but cook it a little longer if you prefer a thicker sauce.
  7. Store in the refrigerator (up to three months) or preserve in canning jars.