Gingered Applesauce With Cashew Cream & Crunchy Granola
What You'll Need
4 organic apples
2 Tbsp apple juice
Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp freshly squeezed ginger juice
Cashew cream (optional)
Fresh apple slices
1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
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.
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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