Whether you use the fresh or frozen type, these berries break down as they cook, while the apples stay slightly firm, creating a pleasing variety of textures and tastes in our revamped cranberry sauce. Plus, the slight spiciness of fresh ginger gives this not-too-sweet fat-free condiment a pleasant kick.
This isn't your grandmother's fruitcake! By replacing the usual candied fruit with nutrient-dense unsweetened dried cranberries and apricots, we've cleaned up and reduced the sugar in this often-regifted gift. Plus, adding a shallow pan with water to the oven during baking ensures an intensely flavorful and moist cake.