I love pumpkin and all, but the seasonal treat I can’t get enough of right now is cranberries. I bought my first bag of the year yesterday. I have big plans for all kinds of baked delights studded with cranberries, but for now, this will do.
First, core and peel 2 Macintosh apples (or other apples that cook down into sauce). Add a handful of cranberries.
Next, put it in the microwave for 2 – 3 minutes. Stir every minute or so, and be mindful that your cranberries will pop. Try to keep them buried under the apples to minimize the splatter. Mash all together, and add a little sugar (1-2 t) if it’s too tart. I love how the cranberries turn it all pink.
For a bigger batch, you can cook it on the stove top. It’s awesome for breakfast or a bedtime snack.