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No Sugar Added Cranberry Applesauce

Add fresh cranberries to homemade applesauce for a different type of cranberry sauce. Make it fast by using the Instant Pot.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, applesauce, cranberries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Time to Come to and Release Pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 4 pounds Fuji, Gala, or other sweet apples
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup apple cider or juice
  • cinnamon optional


  • Slice the apples. Keep the skins on them if you have a food mill or stick blender. This will add color and nutrients to your sauce. If you don't have either you can then peel the apples.
  •  Dump your apple slices in your cooking vessel along with the cider and cranberries. If you are using a slow cooker, just let your apples cook until they become mush, it may take a few hours. If you are using a pressure cooker, look on your lid and bring to full pressure and then cook for just 1 minute. 
  • Process through a food mill or use a stick blender to smooth out.
  • Serve warm or refrigerate.