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Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Sauce

Paleo Apple Cranberry Sauce

I have tried several different methods to make cranberry apple sauce or even plain apple sauce, baking, cooking in a Dutch oven, steaming, pureeing raw and peeled apples, and this is by far the easiest method I have used. The cooking time does take longer than with the other methods, put the prep time is shorter, the process is easier and you don’t have to worry about keeping the time or burning the fruit. Simply place the fruit in the slow cooker, push the on button and move to your next task.

When I make mine I don’t even core the apples. I know that a lot of people are concerned about apple seeds being poisonous. I understand that apple seeds do contain a small amount of cyanide, but so do a lot of other foods. In fact yucca (cassava) a common root vegetable is the largest natural source of cyanide and we eat it often, mostly in Latin American dishes, or in the form of tapioca. With this I am not saying that you should or shouldn’t eat apple seeds. I encourage you to do your own research and decide whether you are comfortable eating them or not. To me, they are filled with nutrients, and cancer fighting vitamin B-17, so I choose to eat them.

 

Ingredients:

1 lb of cranberries
3 lbs of apples ( Fuji apples work best because they are the sweetest)
¼ cup of fresh orange juice or unsweetened cranberry juice
3-5 tsp of ground cinnamon
Raw honey to taste

Preparation:

  • Core and slice your apples, don’t worry about peeling them.
  • Place the cranberries, juice, apples and cinnamon in a slow cooker (Crock Pot) on high heat for  4 hours or low heat for 7 or 8 hours.
  • Allow the fruit to cool
  • Transfer all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until the fruit is completely pureed.
  • Strain the cranberry apple sauce to remove the larger pieces of peels (optional).
  • Return the mixture to the blender or food processor, mix in the honey and blend until the honey is fully incorporated.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

For other apple recipes, try my apple fig crisp, apple carrot kugel or my apple energy bars

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Sauce

Recipe Type: Paleo Desserts
Author: Edible Harmony
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of cranberries
  • 3 lbs of apples ( Fuji apples work best because they are the sweetest)
  • ¼ cup of fresh orange juice or unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 3-5 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Raw honey to taste
Instructions
  1. Core and slice your apples, don’t worry about peeling them.
  2. Place the cranberries, juice, apples and cinnamon in a slow cooker (CrockPot) on high heat for 4 hours or low heat for 7 or 8 hours.
  3. Allow the fruit to cool
  4. Transfer all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until the fruit is completely pureed.
  5. Strain the cranberry apple sauce to remove the larger pieces of peels (optional).
  6. Return the mixture to the blender or food processor, mix in the honey and blend until the honey is fully incorporated.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

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