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Applesauce

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Yields 2-1/4 cups.

  • by Mitchell & Carrie Davis from Fine Cooking
    Issue 30

This applesauce is great for garnishing or dipping potato latkes.

  • 5 or 6 cooking apples, such as McIntosh, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 Tbs. water
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar (optional)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Put all the ingredients in a medium saucepan, cover, and set over low heat. Simmer until the apples are soft, 20 to 25 minutes. Mash with a fork until the mixture is a chunky purée. (Or pass through a food mill for a smoother texture.) Let cool.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per 1/4 cup; Calories (kcal): 45; Fat (g): 0; Fat Calories (kcal): 0; Saturated Fat (g): 0; Protein (g): 0; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): 11; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): 0; Cholesterol (mg): 0; Fiber (g): 1;

Delicious! The vanilla really kicks it up a notch. I used the sugar but next time might just use half of it.

This is a yummy recipe for my 7 year old son who is a picky eater, but loves applesauce.

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