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Homemade Applesauce



It’s a tradition in our family to go apple picking together in the fall. We enjoy fresh apples everyday and when I have extras, I make applesauce! I rely on the sweetness of the apple so there is no need for added sugar or fat. We also like applesauce chunky, so the apples are not peeled. It is super easy to make…here’s how:

Applesauce Homemade (serves 4-6)

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10 small apples (or 5 large ones), core and dice (about 1/2 inch cubes)

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place apples in a small saucepan and fill with water, about 1/2 inch from bottom. Add cinnamon. Cook on medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Applesauce can be eaten either warm or cold.

Do you want smoother applesauce? Peel the apples before cooking. Mash with a potato masher before eating. Do you want sweeter applesauce? Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the saucepan while cooking. Enjoy!

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Lynn Dugan

Registered Dietitian / Chef
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