Apple adds natural sweetness to this homemade sauce so you can cut down on the amount of added sugar for a delicious dip you can feel good about eating and serving to your kids. Try it on burgers and as a dip for oven-baked fries.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic, salt, pepper and cloves; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add apples, tomatoes, vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes, then puree in a food processor until smooth.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

27 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 5.1g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.9g 4% DV; sugars 3.8g; fat 0.8g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 225.5IU 5% DV; vitamin c 4.4mg 7% DV; folate 4.5mcg 1% DV; calcium 5.6mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 4.5mg 2% DV; potassium 93.7mg 3% DV; sodium 66.3mg 3% DV.