Cranberry Apple Salsa

by Tammy

in Appetizers, Cooking Classes, Recipes, The Christmas Kitchen

This recipe is such a find. I made it in minutes in my food processor. It is a sweet-tangy cranberry salsa that gets its heat from a jalapeno pepper. I beef up the chopped cilantro (cause I love it) and add fresh green onions, lime juice, and sugar. Oranges are a great addition too.

Cranberries are only in season for a short time in the fall. Once they appear in the supermarket, fresh in bags, snatch them up while you can. They will last frozen for a few months!

You can also serve this salsa on cream cheese. Great easy appetizer for the Holidays. Makes a great Christmas gift in a Ball jar too!



1 (12 ounce) bag cranberries

1 green apple chopped

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 bunch green onions (or if you have red onion that works great too!)

1-2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (How hot do you want it? I use two!)

Zest of orange

2 large limes, juiced

3/4 cup white sugar

1 pinch salt

Fresh pepper


Combine cranberries, apples, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a medium blade. Chop to medium consistency. Add zest of orange. Refrigerate if not using immediately. Best if left overnight for at least for a few hours.

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The Heart of the Home 

Even in today’s busy times, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Author Tammy Maltby believes the true meaning of Christmas is realized when families gather to share activities that make Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year.” More than any other holiday, Christmas is when family and friends gather for a cup of hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookies, and lots of laughter.

Look inside this holiday treasure for:

– Easy-to-do holiday recipes

– Hints for new traditions

– Personal gift ideas

– Kid-friendly activities

– Simple decorating tips

The Christmas Kitchen is more than a recipe book, it’s a book designed to help you enjoy the holiday season, not be burdened by it. Take a few minutes each day to browse these pages for the help you’ve been looking for.

Merry Christmas and may your kitchen be filled, first, with the sweet aroma of love, and then with the spices of the season.




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