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Spiced Applesauce

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Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples spiced just right with cinnamon and cardamom.


11 ounces Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
11 ounces Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons plus 2-teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

Red and green apples

Recipe Directions

Combine first four ingredients in a heavy saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer about 20 minutes, or until apples are tender. Uncover and cook ten minutes longer, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens. Mash with a potato masher until chunky applesauce forms. Stir in sugar and spices. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill overnight.

Recipe Note

For chicken vegetable soup, stir in 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast in with the milk-flour mixture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving:
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 125; Calories from fat: 4 percent; Total Fat: 0.6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Protein: 0.3g; Total Carbohydrate: 32.5g; Dietary Fiber: 4.3g; Sugar: 27.1g

Dietary Exchanges: Fruit 1.5, Sugar 0.5

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