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Baked Cinnamon Applesauce

Baked Cinnamon ApplesauceA unique applesauce that bakes in your oven. Citrus flavors enhance the 2 different apple varieties used. Delicious enough to serve as a healthy dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 orange
1 lemon
3 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, quartered
3 pounds Royal Gala or Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, quartered
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Grate peel of orange and lemon. Place in 3-quart glass or non-corrosive casserole with cover. Squeeze juice from orange and lemon; add to grated peel in casserole. Add apples, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss to combine.
  2. Cover with casserole lid. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and let stand covered 30 minutes. Carefully remove lid. Stir to break up apples. Stir in Equal®.
  3. Serve warm or refrigerate, covered, several hours before serving.

Makes 12 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 129, protein 0 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 8 mg, sodium 1 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.