Turn fresh fall apples into delicious maple-and-cinnamon-spiked homemade applesauce with this easy recipe.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine apple pieces and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until the apples are very soft and falling apart, about 30 minutes. Mash the apples to the desired consistency and stir in maple syrup and cinnamon.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

103.6 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 27.5g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 22g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 70.5IU 1% DV; vitamin c 7.4mg 12% DV; folatemcg; calcium 17.1mg 2% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 8.8mg 3% DV; potassium 178.6mg 5% DV; sodium 1mg; thiaminmg 4% DV; added sugar 3g.

Reviews (7)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2012
I wouldn't peel the apples... Nor would I boil them down. If you have a good blender you can also pop the apples (peels and all!) into it and let it run if it doesn't have a speed setting then you can just pulse it if you're afraid to make them puree. It might just be me but they definitely lose some of their flavor when they're boiled down or cooked in any way. But if I were to make it for other people who aren't as nit picky about their food they would probably love it (if I managed to not burn it I burned mashed potatoes once...). So all in all it's a good recipe but it really depends on preference. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Excellent fresh tasting. Maple flavor is very subtle. Great after work/school snack. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is okay but you can't taste the maple at all so it's not a real exciting applesauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very good applesauce and very easy to make. The maple syrup added just enough sweetness. I left out the cinnamon because hubby doesn't like it. He's very picky about applesauce and LOVES this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Why peel an apple??? Color = antioxidants and awesome phytochemicals! Buy organic--- they cost more yeah but if you don't lose the peel and the apple that comes off with it you have more per penny spent and more taste and nutrition. Apple peel makes the sauce a beautiful color. If you put the apples in a food processor you can make the peel very small pieces. I like the recipe but I would never peel an apple a pear a grape a peach a plum or a potato---only oranges and grapefruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This is delicious! LOVE it!!! Try is with a tablespoon of almond butter or a little cheddar cheese! Read More