Clean Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe Can Be Enjoyed All Year LongIt’s funny, because I love cranberry sauce so much but I never once think to make it any other time of the year other than Thanksgiving. Same goes for other classic Thanksgiving side dishes including pumpkin pie, green bean casserole and even a whole turkey for that matter! I mean, who ever makes a whole turkey other than on Thanksgiving (other than my mom?) But in all seriousness, this cranberry apple sauce recipe can be enjoyed all year long!
7 Easy Leftover Ideas for Your Cranberry Apple Sauce RecipeIf you can’t think of a single thing to do with your cranberry apple sauce recipe other than to top it on leftover turkey, I’ve got 7 easy ideas below:
- Stir cranberry apple sauce into oatmeal for a delicious breakfast.
- Make a plant-based yogurt parfait with Kite Hill brand plain almond yogurt, cranberry apple sauce and chopped pecans.
- Make a turkey, white bean and cranberry apple sauce tostada on Food for Life brand sprouted corn tortillas and Miyokos brand nut cheese.
- Turn your cranberry apple sauce recipe into a nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie by pureeing together 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, 1 cup plain “whole” almond milk (such as the New Barn brand), 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup ice.
- Top your favorite gluten free waffle recipe with cranberry apple sauce!
- Make a crostini appetizer with sprouted whole grain bread, Miyokos brand nut-cheese spread and a dollop of cranberry apple sauce.
- Use it as a dip to make with a clean cheese board (check out to make a beautiful and dairy free cheese board with my favorite nut cheeses.)
Clean Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe (with No Refined Sugar)
This clean cranberry apple sauce recipe is made without refined sugar and sweetened with a surprise superfood (pureed figs!)
- 2 cups dried figs (stems removed)
- 5 cups raw cranberries
- 4 cups water
- 1 1/2 large organic apple (seeded and chopped (we leave the skins on for extra fiber!))
- 1/4 cup date sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
- Add the dried figs to a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and cook figs for about 5 minutes, until soft. Drain figs from water but reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid. Set figs and reserved liquid aside to cool.
- Add cranberries and 4 cups of water to a large saucepan. Bring water to a rolling boil. Add the apples, cover and boil for 6 minutes. Remove cranberry-apple mixture from the stove and set aside.
- Add the figs and 1 tablespoon of the reserved water to a high speed blender and process until smooth (adding 1 tablespoon water at a time if the mixture is too thick.)
- Fold the fig mixture in with the cranberry-apple mixture. Stir in the sugar. Transfer cranberry apple sauce recipe to a covered container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days (or freeze for up to a month.)
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Saturday 10th of November 2018
Can dates be used instead of figs? Unfortunately I am not a fan of figs but would like a clean recipe.
Monday 12th of November 2018
Hi Laura! Great question. And yes! Although I have not personally tested it I have cooked enough with both figs and dates to say that you can definitely substitute dates for the figs. I think it will be delicious! Please let me know how it turns out =)