Easy Homemade Applesauce

Easy Homemade Applesauce

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019

Use up your apple-picking haul in this easy applesauce recipe. All you need are five ingredients (and one of them is water!) and 25 minutes to make the classic, delicious fall favorite. You don't even have to peel the apples! We've seasoned the sauce with pumpkin pie spice, which works beautifully with apples, but feel free to sub in cinnamon or any other fall spice. The sauce makes a great healthy snack and it's also wonderful dolloped on pancakes.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 6 cups chopped apples
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt


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  1. Combine apples, water, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft and the liquid has evaporated, about 12 minutes. Mash with a potato masher or puree in a food processor to the desired consistency.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 75 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 69 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 13 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 27 mg sodium; 140 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ fruit

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