2 1/2 lbs Fuji apples, chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 or more cups apple cider (if you can find Raspberry/Apple or Cranberry/Apple is is delicious here)
1/2 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat, combine apples, cranberries, cinnamon, vanilla bean and cider (start with 3/4 cup and add the rest if needed while cooking.) Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Simmer, partially covered for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are super soft.
Once apples are nice and tender, remove vanilla bean. Transfer apples to a food processor and puree until smooth. Serve cold or at room temperature.
Will store in a sealed container for up to a week.