No Meat Zone Recipes: Vegan Cranberry-Apple Compote

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Cranberry-Apple Compote

  • 2 cups (500 ml) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 large apple, cored (peel if desired, but not necessary)
  • 1/2 tsp (2. 5 ml) ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) water
  • 10-20 drops plain or vanilla stevia liquid, or 2 Tbsp (30 ml) agave nectar


Place the cranberries in a small, heavy-bottomed pot. Grate the apple into the pot and add the ginger and water; stir to combine. Turn heat to medium-low and cover the pot. Allow to cook, stirring frequently, for 15-20 minutes, until the apple is soft and the cranberries have popped. Stir well to combine the fruits. Add stevia to taste and stir well. Serve warm. Makes about 1-1/2 cups (360 ml). Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 5 days.


This makes a great topping for pancakes or spread for muffins, scones or toast. Or head over to the savory side of things and dollop it on burgers, tofu or curries.

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Ricki Heller, PhD, RHN | @RickiHeller
Ricki is the author of Sweet Freedom: Desserts You'll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar. Find Ricki posting delicious, healthy recipes on her blog, Diet, Dessert and Dogs.

Photo credit: Ricki Heller

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