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5-6 cheap little apples (I used golden delicious; tarter choice would be granny smith) 2 c of a nice tart cranberry juice cocktail 1/3 c white sugar (if you haven't tried organic, give it a go: so worth it) 1/3 c dark brown or turbinado sugar 2 t ground cinnamon 3 T corn starch with 1/2c cold water 1 pinkie-tip-sized piece of fresh ginger, microplaned
Cut the apples into quarter-sized pieces, leaving skin on for nutritional content. Add to large pot on medium-high heat, and mix in cranberry juice, sugars, cinnamon, and ginger. Cook down for circa 20 minutes till it starts to look like a thin, chunky applesauce. Your apartment will smell like Christmas at this point. Add slurry, a little at a time, allowing the mixture to cook clear and thicken. Add more slurry till you get a nice thin cobblery sort of filling. Chill at will. Feeds you and five hungry roommates.