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Baked Applesauce

The thing I love about a delicious homemade applesauce is that it is so versatile. Having pork chops for dinner? It makes a great side dish. Making German style, red cabbage? Throw it in as an ingredient. Trying your hand at low-fat baking? Substitute some applesauce for the oil. Need a quick and easy dessert? Heat up some applesauce in the microwave, and top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You get the idea! :)

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Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs granny smith apples
  • 3 lbs gala apples
  • 2 navel oranges, zested and juiced (I also use the pulp)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-spice
  • 1/4 cup Splenda blend brown sugar (or 1/2 cup brown sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the juice, zest and if desired the pulp of the oranges into a large bowl.
  3. Peel, quarter and core the apples, toss them with the orange juice.
  4. Pour apples and juice into an enamel iron pot or a dutch oven.
  5. Add the cinnamon, all-spice, and brown sugar to the apples.
  6. Scatter the butter in small bits over the apples.
  7. Cover and bake for 90 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and use a potato masher or even a whisk to make the applesauce a smooth or as chunky as you like.

This comes out to roughly 2 quarts of applesauce.

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