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!)

clean cranberry apple sauce recipe with no refined sugar
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  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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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