Cranberries are the original super food! We have actually known forever that they have antioxidant properties and aid in digestion and kidney health. The antioxidant load in a cup of cranberries tops everything but blueberries. These tart little wonders are maybe the best thing you can feed a child! But, just like apple juice is not the same as eating an apple, cranberry juice is not the same as eating cranberries. It is actually worse than apple juice, which contains its own sugar, cranberry juice generally contains a ton of added sugar to break the tartness.
This actually makes sense though because eating raw cranberries is a pretty tough task. These little gems are so so tart! I tried to down a few fresh while making this recipe and whew! That is why we need to tone them down and sweeten them up without adding a ton of sugar!
Cranberry Apple Puree
Perfect for Thanksgiving this recipe is sure to please baby and older children alike!
10 small Organic Macintosh Apples
1 cup Organic Cranberries
1 cup Organic Apple Juice
1- Wash cut and core the apples. We are not peeling them! The skin breaks down perfectly in the crock pot and contains extra fiber and vitamins.
2- Rinse and pick through the cranberries. Add them and the apple pieces to the crock pot.
3- Add the 1 cup apple juice and set to 8 hours.
4- After 4 hours give it a stir! If you are sleeping it won't hurt to not stir it. If you are awake you will love the smell of this!
5- After 8 hours blend and transfer to your Kiinde Twist pouches using the convenient Foodii system.