Sweet Sauces and Spreads

Vegan Cannoli

cannoli

Here is the filling we use in our gluten-free Cannoli Shells. 1 lb firm tofu (about 2 cups) 1 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup thick cashew cream 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate or tiny chocolate chips or 1/4 cup diced REAL “candied” fruit (2 Tablespoons each of…

Fig Butter

fig-jam

Making your own fruit butters and jam from organic dried fruit is easy and less expensive than store bought version. Makes about 32-40 ounces of Fig Jam. 1 pound organic dried figs 3-4 cups water 1. Snip of the hard stem, if any, off of each fig. 2. Place figs in a 3.5 quart saucepan…

Chocolate Sauce/Icing/Fondue

chocolate-fondue

This is a rich, chocolaty sauce when warm. I like making my own sauce because I can make it the way I like it, not too sweet. You can make it as sweet as you like. Once refrigerated the sauce will thicken and be spreadable. It can be used as a cake or cupcake icing.…

Lemon Poppy Seed Filling

poppyseed-filling

Here is a recipe for one of the fillings we like to put in our Hamentaschen. 1 cup poppy seeds 1/2 cup nondairy milk 6 Tablespoons agave 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots (raisins may be used) 1 teaspoon lemon zest Grind poppy seeds in a spice grinder. In a saucepan, mix the ingredients together and…

Blueberry Syrup

REAL blueberry syrup – surprisingly made only with blueberries! Serve with any of our REAL pancake recipes. 1 package frozen blueberries 1. Place the frozen blueberries in a saucepan on medium low heat. 2. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, especially in the first few minutes to prevent the berries from sticking or burning…

Apple Sauce

apple sauce

Homemade apple sauce is easy to make. Made with your favorite organic apples they are perfect on top of our REAL Baked Potato Pancakes.     Ingredients 6 – 8 apples, cored and chopped (peel only if not organic) approximately 1/2 cup water     Directions Put the chopped apples in a medium size saucepan.…

Apple Cranberry Raisin Butter (Holiday Butter)

cranberry-butter

Apple Cranberry Raisin Butter is delicious in place of cranberry sauce, chutney or apple sauce, or used in recipes calling for a fruit butter like our Holiday Apple Cranberry Spice Muffins or our Baked Potato Pancakes. I like to call it Holiday Butter because it tastes like the winter holiday season.     Ingredients 8…

Apricot Butter

apricot-butter

Simplicity and quality. Simple, quality ingredients to dazzle the palate. For our REAL Apricot butter we use sweet, moist, organic dried apricots and clean water (filtered, distilled). Spread on our gluten-free yeasted bread or our quick soft rolls with your favorite vegan butter and it tastes like caramel.       Makes about 4 cups…

Apple Banana Berry Compote

raspberry-apple-banana

My favorite waffle or pancake topping is fruit compote. Made with fruits that are always available in our house, it’s easy, simple and so sweet. Serve over Light And Crispy Waffles. 2 apples, cut into small cubes (peel first, only if not organic) 1 package frozen raspberries 2 bananas, sliced 1/4 cup water  In a…

Prune Butter

prune-butter

What’s in your prune butter? Good prune butter is hard to find! Here’s an easy recipe with just two ingredients, prunes, of course and water. Perfect for Hamantashen cookie filling.< Makes about 4 1/2 cups of Prune Butter 1 pound organic dried pitted dried prunes 3 cups water 1. Place prunes in a 3.5 quart…

Berry Pear Compote

raspberry-pear

Compotes are so easy to make and are a wonderful alternative to sugary syrups for topping pancakes and waffles. I keep frozen berries in the freezer to add to fresh fruit for a beautiful compote. Serve over Buckwheat Pancakes. 2 ripe Bosc Pears, cut into small cubes (Apples may also be used) 1 package frozen…

Apple Ginger Compote

apple-ginger-compote

I love fresh apple compote and a little bit of fresh ginger gives it a spicy twist. 1 tart crisp apple, cut in small pieces. (If organic, leave on the peel) 1/2 cup apple sauce (unsweetened) or light colored jam like our REAL Apricot Butter 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons raisins or 3 chopped dried…

Raspberry Coulis

waffles

Raspberry Coulis is a wonderfully fresh, flavorful topping from waffles to decadent desserts. Place 1 package (2 cups) frozen or fresh berries in a saucepan over medium heat.  Watch and stir occasionally as berries “melt” into a sauce.  Add sweetener to taste. Strawberries may also be used.