Sweet Spiced Cranberried Apples


Makes 4 servings


2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, halved and cored
1 cup cranberry apple juice
1/4 cup red wine or cranberry apple juice
1 to 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
2 cups water
1 tablespoon water or cranberry apple juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Place a collapsible steamer basket in the bottom of a large saucepan; add 2 cups water to pan. Arrange apples cut-side down on steamer basket. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover tightly and simmer 6 minutes or until just tender. Remove from basket and place, cut-side down, in a 9-inch, deep dish pie pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine cranberry juice, wine, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Bring to a boil and continue boiling 5 minutes or until it reduces to about 1/2 cup.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon water with the cornstarch and stir until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to the reduced juice mixture and cook 1 minute or until thickened slightly, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pour over apples. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour to absorb flavors or up to 24 hours. Serve apples with sauce and whipped cream, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/2 apple plus 2 tablespoons sauce
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 2 %
Total Fat < 1 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein <1 g
Sodium 4 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 2

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