I believe applesauce is one of the most versatile dishes I can make.
When I was growing up, Mom would serve us applesauce with crushed graham crackers and whipped cream. As you can see, her creation remains a comfort treat to this day.
For this applesauce recipe, I decided to skip the sugar in favor of 100% maple syrup.
And what applesauce would be worth its salt without a warm and spicy cinnamon in the mix.
If you get a chance this week, make a batch of this spicy applesauce and freeze it for the holidays. You’ll be surprised at how often you’ll use it. I even add it to my morning yogurt!
Sweet and spicy applesauce with cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and fresh thyme.
15 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
- 6 cups apples , peeled, and chopped into large bite-sized pieces
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup, preferably 100% maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
- Preheat a large pot over medium high heat.
- Add ingredients, stirring to bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium, cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes until fruit is very tender, but you can still view the apple chunks. They aren't so tender that the turn to mush.
- Remove from heat and cool.
Food energy: 101kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 0.05g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 0.01g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.07g
Total fat: 0.13g
Calories from fat: 1
Carbohydrate, by difference: 26.75g
Total dietary fiber: 3.35g
Total lipid (fat): 0.25g
Total sugars: 21.07g
P.S. If you’re collecting holiday recipes, be sure to follow my Holiday Recipe Pinterest board. I’m pinning recipes from my favorite food bloggers, so I’m sure you’ll find a few dishes worth trying.