Slow Cooker Plum Applesauce

Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in people of all races and ethnicities. To help lower the risk of cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends eating a variety of five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day and limiting processed and high-fat foods. An increase in fiber intake can also help prevent breast cancer.

Apples and plums are both high in dietary fiber, making this a great recipe to try if you have a higher risk of developing cancer.

If you have unfortunately already been diagnosed with cancer, it is also important to eat well during treatment to help your body stay strong, rebuild tissue damaged by treatment, deal with side effects and fight off infections. Oftentimes during treatment a patient’s mouth can become very dry and sore. Softer foods, like applesauce or mashed potatoes, can help you combat this problem.

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. organic apples and plums (4 plums and 3 apples or a similar ratio), slice and core – no need to peel
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, optional

Slow Cooker Plum Applesauce

Instructions
1. Place the fruit and water in your slow cooker, then cover and set to cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 6 hours), until the apples are very soft.
2. Use an immersion blender to puree the fruit or transfer fruit to a blender and blend slowly. Do not over process, especially in the blender or else it will be too watery.
3. Store plum applesauce in the fridge for a week, or freeze for up to 6 months. Enjoy warm or cold!


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