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Sauteed Apples With Cranberry Polenta - Part 1 - Preparing Polenta

A delicious vegan breakfast or quick dessert of sauteed apples served over tender slices of pan fried cranberry polenta.
  Cranberry juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Honey crisp apples 6 Medium, peeled and cut into thin slices
  Coonut oil 6 Tablespoon (for sauteing and frying polenta slices)
  Polenta 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Shredded brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Honey/High fructose corn syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Dried ginger powder 1 Pinch
  Nutmeg 1 Pinch ((to taste))
  Walnut 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Meyer lemon juice 1 Tablespoon

1. In a small saucepan, boil the cranberry juice and orange juice with a pinch of salt and brown sugar.
2. When the juices boil, gradually add the polenta and keep stirring to avoid lump formation.
3. Cook until all the moisture is absorbed; turn off the heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
4. When it cool, roll it in a plastic wrap like a log and chill it.
5. In a large pan, melt 3 tablespoon coconut oil and sauté the apple slices for couple of minutes.
6. Add the shredded brown sugar to the apples and let it caramelize.
7. Add honey and mix well.
8. Turn the heat to low and add the cinnamon, dried ginger powder, nutmeg a pinch of salt and chopped walnuts.
9. Add Meyer lemon juice and remove the apples in a bowl.
10. In the same pan, take 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil and heat the oil
11. Remove the chilled polenta from the plastic wrap and cut into slices.
12. Place the polenta slices in the pan of hot coconut oil and fry them to form a crust; cook for about 4 minutes per side.

13. Stack the browned polenta in a plate and serve with sautéed apples.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Watch "The Home Grown Gourmet Sauteed Apples With Cranberry Polenta Part 2 - Sauteed Apples" for serving idea.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1456 Calories from Fat 442

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g78%

Saturated Fat 23.6 g118%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 935.6 mg39%

Total Carbohydrates 243 g80.9%

Dietary Fiber 14.1 g56.6%

Sugars 124.9 g

Protein 18 g35.2%

Vitamin A 14.1% Vitamin C 93.5%

Calcium 20.9% Iron 40%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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