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Fresh Applesauce

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Fresh applesauce is always best in flavor and nutrition, so use this recipe to whip up a batch of healthy applesauce spiced with cinnamon. Makes a great side dish to your next meal.

Apple for Fresh Applesauce


1-1/2 pound apples
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup water

Recipe Directions

Core, peel and cut apples into small wedges.

Combine all ingredients in a heavy non-reactive saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to low. Simmer five to seven minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are very soft.

Transfer apple mixture to a bowl and use a potato masher to mash. Alternatively, you can use a food processor or blender and puree. This would make a very smooth, fine applesauce, if that is your preference. A potato masher will make it a bit "chunkier", as shown in the image below.

Bowl of Fresh Applesauce

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings
Calories: 165; Total Fat: 0.6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Protein: 0.3g; Carbohydrates: 42.8g; Fiber: 4.7g; Sodium: 1mg; Sugar: 37.1g

Calories from fat: 3 percent
Food exchanges: Fruit 1.7, Sugar 1.0

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