So I have a lot of extra cranberries and decided to make Cranberry Apple Butter.  Super easy and totally delish!!!!


  • 4 BIG apples
  • 1 12-ounce bag of frozen cranberries. (fresh is fine too)
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • honey 1 tsp – (optional)
  • cloves (optional)
  • vanilla – 1/2 tsp (optional)


  1. Wash the apples well, and cut them into large chunks, discarding the core and seeds. Add to the crock pot.
  2. Rinse the cranberries and add them to the crock pot. Give the fruit a stir and then cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or turn on low and cook for several hours like I did. Give the pot a stir every once in a while to prevent sticking. If the mixture is sticking you can add a bit of water. I added about 1/2 a cup.
  3. I added my cinnamon and a few cloves as well and let them cook with the mixture.
  4. Remove cinnamon and puree.
  5. Puree the softened fruit in a high speed blender or food processor, working in 2 batches. (depending on the amount you put in) I only needed to do this once.
  6. Push the puree through a mesh strainer with the back of a large spoon, Force the puree through, you should be left with just a light layer of solids. Rinse out the strainer between batches and don’t forget to scrape the strainer bottom (where the liquid comes out.
  7. Rinse out the crock pot and return the strained puree to the pot. Bury a few sticks of cinnamon into the puree.  Once you return it to the crock pot, I drisseled honey all over the top, about 1 tsp worth, I also added the vanilla and stirred it into the liquid. Cook on HIGH, uncovered, for another few hours, or until thick and spreadable, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  8. When the fruit has thickened, spoon it into clean glass jars. Add lids and WB for 15 minutes.

I wasn’t sure how this would turn out but let me tell you…..YUMMY!!!!!!! This will be good to smear on a roll, add some turkey and dressing and there you go! Your Thanksgiving Dinner all in one!


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