oil free

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Recipe by

MyVega.com

 

Ingredients

Approximately 3 lbs apples (any variation, or an assortment of different kinds)

1/4 cup water

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Optional: 1 to 2 Tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

Chop and core apples. You do not need to peel and can leave these pieces fairly large. An apple slicer is perfect for this task!

Place apples in slow cooker with ¼ cup water and set on high for four hours, covered with lid. Stir two to three times per hour.

Once apples are soft (this might happen before the four hour mark depending on the amount you’re using) mash your apples into “applesauce” with a large fork or spoon. This should happen easily.

Turn off the heat and spoon the mixture into a blender (you can let your applesauce mixture cool a bit before transferring into blender if you want). Blend on high, stopping to let some steam escape and scraping down the sides as you go. Blend until mixture is very smooth and silky.

Once blended, carefully transfer mixture back into your slow cooker

Stir in spices and set to high. Continue to cook, without the lid, for 45 to 70 minutes, stirring and watching to ensure it does not burn on the bottom.

Once you achieve desired consistency (texture should appear thicker) add lemon juice and spoon into glass jars and let cool with the lids off. It will thicken as it cools. Taste and add additional maple syrup and spices as desired.

Once cooled place the lids on and store in refrigerator for up to three to four weeks. Freezing leftovers works too!

 
 
 
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Tahini Goddess Dressing

Recipe By

The Vegan 8

Ingredients

1/2 cup "lite" coconut milk

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp tahini

3 tbsp low sodium Tamari 

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp dried parsley

1/4 tsp fine sea salt

1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)

2 teaspoons cornstarch

 

Instructions

Add all ingredients, except the cornstarch, to a small saucepan and whisk until completely mixed. Now, whisk in the cornstarch until it's 100% incorporated, and there are no lumps. 

Turn the heat to medium-low. Once it starts to bubble well around the edges, whisk continually around the edges and within the pot for 2-3 minutes until it has thickened to a creamy dressing consistency. 

Remove from heat, whisk well and pour into a glass jar. Store covered in the fridge overnight. NOTE: The final amazing flavor will not be complete until this step.

(Makes 1 1/2 cups.)

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