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