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


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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; carbohydrates 5.1g; dietary fiber 0.9g; sugars 3.8g; fat 0.8g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 225.5IU; vitamin c 4.4mg; folate 4.5mcg; calcium 5.6mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 4.5mg; potassium 93.7mg; sodium 66.3mg.