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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.

18% calorie reduction from traditional recipe.


  • 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*

* May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

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  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 zest in casserole. Add apples, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss to combine. Cover with casserole lid.
  2. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and let stand covered 1/2 hour.
  3. Carefully remove lid. Stir to break up apples. Stir in Equal.
  4. Serve warm or refrigerate, covered, several hours before serving.

Makes 12 (1/2 cup) servings

Nutrition information per serving: 129 cal., 0 g pro., 27 g carb., 3 g fat, 8 mg chol., 1 mg sodium

Food exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 fat