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Without further ado...Raw Cranberry Apple Cupcakes with Clementine Date Syrup!
I based my recipe on Ani's All-American Apple Pie in Ani's Raw Food Kitchen, but adjusted the ingredients a fair amount.
For the crust (delicious and I will using this in all manner of recipes now that I have discovered it!):
2 cups of almonds, dry
1 teaspoon of sea salt
2 cups of pitted dates
Process in a food processor or blender until nuts are in small pieces. Don't overprocess, chunks are good! Press this mixture into the bottom of the cupcake molds, tin, paper liners, etc. I used small glass ramekin-type dishes, which would be really pretty for a party.
For the filling:
5-6 apples, peeled, seeded, sliced very thinly (I'm thinking next time I will use the spiral slicer to get tiny strings of apples)
1 cup cranberries (I used dried)
2 T ground cinnamonLayer sliced apples over crust that you have pressed in already.
Toss the cranberries with cinnamon, and sprinkle the cinnamon-covered cranberries over the apples in cupcake molds.
For the syrup:
1/2 c pitted dates
1 clementine, peeled
splash of water as needed
Process/blend the dates, clementine, and water if needed to thin syrup.
Spoon this syrup into cupcake molds.
Top with a few cranberries. Voila! Thanks for reading!
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