Have you ever made homemade applesauce? I hope you’ll give this simple recipe a try. It’s a wonderful, old-fashioned applesauce, chock full of apple chunks. Any tart, cooking, or all purpose apples can be used to make applesauce. You might even want to combine a few varieties to add a new taste. Each skinny serving has 72 calories, 0 fat and 1 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 1 Green. Double or triple this recipe and serve warm or at room temperature.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
6 Granny Smith, Pippin, or any tart apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks.
½ tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. In a large saucepan, toss the apples and lemon juice.
2. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon.
3. Cover and cook slowly over a low flame until the apples are tender, about 15 minutes.
4. Remove the cover and slightly mash the cooked apples with a fork. Be careful to keep them chunky. For very smooth applesauce you can puree the apples or mash until smooth.
Makes about 3 cups. Each serving, ⅓ cup.
To make the job of coring apples quickly and easily, cut them in half and use a melon baller to remove the center.
This applesauce will keep for several weeks covered in the refrigerator.
You can cut the sugar down by using a blend of ½ sugar and ½ Splenda or Equal. Or use all sugar substitutes if desired.
This applesauce is terrific to serve as a side with chicken, meat, or pork. We also like it as a topping for waffles, French toast or even reduced-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt. It also makes a quick and healthy snack to eat just by itself.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints1-Blue
WW SmartPoints 1-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 2
|SKINNY FACTS: for a ⅓ cup serving
72 cal, 0g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 18g carb, 0g protein, 3g fiber, 0 sodium, 15g sugar
|FACTS: for SmartPoints
23 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 6g sugar