Easy apple cranberry topping

Okay – this was very tasty and really easy to make:


  • 1 medium apple (your favorite), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2+ tablespoons cold water

In a small skillet, melt the butter and brown sugar together over medium heat:

Add the apple, cranberries, and cinnamon.

Saute for a couple minutes, then add the 1 tablespoon of water and cover.  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water.

Add to the skillet.

Stir constantly for about 30 seconds until the sauce becomes clear and tightens up.  You can add a little more water if it seems too dry.

Top waffles or pancakes with this!

Other ideas:

– Substitute some chopped fresh cranberries for more tartness when they are in season.

– Experiment with different types of apples

– Use raisins instead of cranberries

Calories for this dish will depend a little on the size of the apple.  On average, an apple is 60 calories for a medium, 1 tbsp of dried cranberries (10 g) is 30 calories, brown sugar 15 calories, butter 15 calories, cornstarch 10.  So you can figure about 130 calories or so for this batch.  I consider it one serving.

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7 thoughts on “Easy apple cranberry topping

  1. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I think I actually have all these ingredients! Maybe not cornstarch. I wonder if a couple tsps of flour would work. We’ll soon find out. 🙂

    Thanks so much, Lori! I’ll probably eat this all by itself.
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