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Gingered Applesauce with Cashew Cream and Crunchy Granola

What You'll Need


APPLESAUCE

4 organic apples

2 Tbsp apple juice

Pinch of sea salt

1 tsp freshly squeezed ginger juice

TOPPINGS

Cashew cream (optional)

Granola

Fresh apple slices

CASHEW CREAM

1 cup cashews, soaked overnight

Filtered water

2 medjool dates

½ tsp vanilla extract


How to Make It


1 Drain the cashews and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a blender and add the dates and vanilla extract. Pour in half a cup of cold filtered water. Blend on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until very smooth and creamy. Add more water if too thick. The cream will thicken as it sits. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2 Wash and peel the fruit, remove the cores and slice them into bite-sized chunks.

3 Place in a pot with a little filtered water or apple juice and add a pinch of sea salt. Simmer covered on a very low heat until the fruit is soft.

4 When the apples are cooked, either mash with a potato masher or blend with an immersion blender.

5 Stir in the fresh ginger juice and serve this delicious and easy dessert topped with cashew cream (optional), crunchy granola and a slice of apple.

Cooking Tips

I make my own granola but for quickness you can purchase granola. Read the labels and look for a brand that does not add sugars.

Remove the cashew cream for a more low-fat recipe.

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