ZESTY CRANBERRY APPLESAUCE
This unprocessed, sugar-free sauce makes use of apples and dates as the predominant sweetener. It makes a beautiful homemade, antioxidant-packed addition to your holiday dinner table.
(makes 2 cups)
2 medium sweet (like Fuji) apples, finely chopped or roughly grated (2½ cups)
½ cup cranberries (frozen cranberries work well!)
1 large orange zested and juiced
¼ cup orange juice (1/2 to 1 large orange, juiced)
½ cinnamon stick
¼ cup finely chopped dates
¼ cup raisins
- Combine apples, orange juice and zest, cranberries, orange juice, cinnamon stick, dates, and raisins in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
- Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes. Uncover, stir well, and continue cooking, uncovered, until cranberry skins pop and mixture is thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
- Serve warm or chilled.
- If you’d like to include more cranberries and less apples with a sweet result, you can add more chopped dates and raisins to counteract the tartness of cranberries.