Spice-Kissed Applesauce

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Makes 6 servings

3 pounds Ginger Gold apples, peeled, cored, and diced

½ cup water

¼ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

Juice of ½ lemon

Pinch salt

The warm cinnamon and ginger in this kid-pleasing applesauce are enhanced by Ginger Gold apples, a green variety with a slightly spicy flavor. If Ginger Golds aren’t available, any variety of yellow or green apple, such as Golden Delicious, will work; their firm flesh and tart skin are ideal for cooking.


In a large stockpot, add the apples, water, sugar, spices, lemon, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil.

Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cook for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples have completely softened.

Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash the apples into a sauce (mash less if you like your applesauce on the chunky side, mash more if you like your applesauce smoother). Serve warm, or transfer to a glass container and refrigerate for up to a week.

Per Serving:

Calories: 160

Carbohydrates: 45 g

Fat: 0 g

Protein: 0 g

Fiber: 6 g

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

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