Clean Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe (with No Refined Sugar)

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)


  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.)