Clementine Cranberry Coconut Macaroons
- 1 1/4 cup dry organic flaked coconut
- 2/3 cup raw organic almonds
- 2/3 cup juice from fresh ripe organic clementines (about 10), reserve the peel for another recipe
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pink salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground dried orange peel
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 cup unsweetened organic dried cranberries
Preparation time 10mins
Adapted from freecoconutrecipes.com
Pulse coconut in a food processor to make small flakes but not powder, you still want to see texture. Grind almonds to a medium coarse grind.
In a large bowl, mix the coconut, fruit juice and water. Allow to rehydrate at room temperature for 1 hour, stir occasionally. Squeeze out and then drain the coconut in a wire mesh strainer. allow to continue to drain for 3 hours while stirring and pressing/squeezing occasionally.
Mix almond meal, salt and orange peel well in food processor and add honey. Blend well until incorporated (this is your almond paste).
In a mixing bowl, put in the almond paste and knead in the coconut and cranberries until blended well. Using a metal scoop, scoop up mixture and pack it well, place on dehydrator tray that is meant for fruit leather (the one that is solid without slots).
Cover and dehydrate for a total of about 10 hours. Check every hour and pack down with scoop to maintain shape. After about 7 hours you should be able to transfer macaroons to regular dehydrating tray without them falling apart. Continue to dry until firm but still chewy. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Recipe submitted by Joelle, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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