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Sharon's Applesauce

Sharon Lebewohl, author of "The 2nd Ave Deli Cookbook" shares her family's applesauce recipe. Serve with potato latkes and sour cream.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups


  • 6 medium Cortland apples, peeled, quartered, and cored
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a medium saucepan combine, apples, cranberries, dark-brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 cup water. Cover, and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and beginning to burst, about 15 minutes.

  2. Pass through the medium disc of a food mill into a medium bowl. Use immediately, or cool before serving.

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