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Three Apple Quick Sauce
Updated 2008 — © 1997-2008

Quick, and light on the sugar, this sauce can be whipped up in a hurry for adding to recipes calling for homemade applesauce. Especially tasty on its own, too!

If making for cookies, peel apples before making sauce. Before using in cookie recipe, mash apples or make sure they are soft enough for your beater to mash them for the creamy batter you want.

Makes 2 Cups

Nutritional Information

Sodium Per Recipe With Sugar:
4.309 mg mg
Sodium Per Half-Cup With & Without Sugar:
1.077 mg


Per Half-Cup using Splenda:
Calories: 54.3
Protein: .277 g
Carbohydrate: 14.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.564 g
Total Sugars: 10.8 g
Total Fat: .181 g
Saturated Fat: .03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: .008 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: .054 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Trans Fatty Acids: 0 g
Total Omega-3 FA: .009 g
Total Omega-6 FA: 0 g
Iron: .179 mg
Potassium: 112.1 mg
Sodium: 1.077 mg
Vitamin K: 2.322 mcg
Folic Acid: 0 mcg

Per Half-Cup using Sugar:
Calories: 66.5
Protein: .277 g
Carbohydrate: 17.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.564 g
Total Sugars: 13.9 g
Total Fat: .181 g
Saturated Fat: .03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: .008 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: .054 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Trans Fatty Acids: 0 g
Total Omega-3 FA: .009 g Total Omega-6 FA: 0 g Iron: .179 mg
Potassium: 112.1 mg
Sodium: 1.077 mg Vitamin K: 2.322 mcg
Folic Acid: 0 mcg

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sodium free water (trace)
  • 3 medium, ripe, apples (4.14 mg)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (.298 mg)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda (sucralose)* (trace)
  • spritz lemon juice** (trace)

Directions

Clean apples, slice in half and core. Cut apples into slices or chunks and place into a medium size stovetop pan. Add water. Bring to rapid boil and boil for 4 minutes while stirring constantly.

Reduce heat to medium and stir frequently while apples continue to cook. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.

Add in the sugar (or substitute) and cinnamon, stir for another minute. Cool in pan. Serve hot, warm or use in recipes calling for applesauce.

*Begin by using only one tablespoon of sugar. Some apples are sweeter than others and may not need much. Sugar substitutes can be added in the same manner, however some may not need any sugar at all. You may want to test your apples before you add in the sugar or substitute sugar.

**Add a dash of lemon juice to the mix if you won't be using sauce right away.