Dec
03

Apple Cranberry Sauce

The holiday weekend has finally come to an end, not that I wanted it to. I spent my holiday in Indiana with my family. I got to hang out with my dad and his new girlfriend, my dad made me a lobster tail and grilled veggies for Thanksgiving!! He’s finally embraced the fact that I don’t eat meat, not even on Thanksgiving. I also got a chance to catch up with some friends from high school at the new local watering hole / martini bar. I went shopping with my mom before margaritas and I got to spend a bunch of time with my cute little 2 year old niece who is talking now – she can even say my name! 

I thought my mom and I would do more shopping on Black Friday, but we slept in instead…. then we just shopped for ourselves. (we’re both obsessed with Free People) She took me to hot yoga on Saturday, which I was thrilled about…. although I didn’t pack yoga clothes, so I borrowed my moms…

Cranberry Apple Sauce

I mentioned the Vegan Feast that I made on Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. I’m glad I did, I had leftovers to share with my family on Thanksgiving Day and I had food to eat just in case vegan dishes weren’t provided. My family was open to trying my dishes, and they all loved this Cranberry Applesauce which wasn’t surprising, it was my favorite dish. I share the recipe, which I adapted from Gluten Free GODDESS.

Cranberry Applesauce

Cranberry Applesauce
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Ingredients
  • 5-6 apples, peeled and chopped, use a variety for best flavor
  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • agave nectar or honey, to taste (approx. 2-4 tablespoons, more or less)
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the apples, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks and pour in just enough cranberry juice to cover the fruit.
  2. Cover and bring to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until the fruit is very soft.
  4. Remove the cinnamon sticks and mash with a potato masher until you've reached a desired consistency.**
  5. Sweeten to taste with agave nectar or honey.
  6. Serve chilled or slightly warm.
Notes
**I prefer my Cranberry Applesauce to be chunkier, my family agreed. If you would like a smoother consistency, you have an option to transfer the mixture in to a food processor and puree.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 625 Fat: 2g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 166g Sugar: 123g Sodium: 15mg Fiber: 29g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg

Apple Cranberry Sauce

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