Lingonberry Applesauce

If you cook the lingonberries too long, they’ll look like the tapioca in Thai bubble tea—a fun alternative to regular old applesauce!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. ground cardamom
  • 8 large apples (4 lbs.), peeled, cored, and sliced
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup lingonberries


  • In a microwave-safe bowl mix together the water, lemon juice, and cardamom. Cover and microwave at high for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and microwave at high for 5 more minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave.
  • With a potato masher process the apple mixture until thick and chunky. Gently fold the lingonberries into the warm sauce; microwave for 1 more minute, checking and stirring at 10 second intervals to make sure lingonberries don’t burst.
  • Preserve the applesauce in hot jars or refrigerate and use within 2 weeks.