Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F.
Combine the cranberries, cranberry juice and jalapenos in a saucepan, bring to the boil, lower heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, peel, core and cut apples into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 2 cups). Add the apples and orange rind, return heat to simmer, and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, sift the flour and baking powder together into a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar. Cut in the butter until mixture forms a fine meal. Add the eggs, milk, vanilla and lemon rind, and mix with a wooden spoon until well blended, adding a little more flour if necessary to produce a loose but not wet batter.
Pour cranberry mixture into a 2-quart baking dish; then pour the batter evenly over the top (scraping to cover, if necessary). Bake for about 1 hour or till top is golden brown and cake tester comes out clean. Serve hot or at room temperature.