Cuisinart original

Homemade applesauce is a quick (and healthy!) comfort food for the entire family. Our version does not call for any sugar, but some varieties of apples may call for a teaspoon or two.


Makes about 1 ⅓ cups


3     medium to large apples (about 1 pound),
       peeled or not peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch
       pieces (if you leave the peel on, the applesauce
       will have a beautiful, rosy hue)
½    teaspoon ground cinnamon
       pinch ground nutmeg
       pinch kosher salt
½   cup water
½   teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (⅓ cup):
Calories 60 (3% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro .01g • fat 0g• sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 38mg • calc. 10mg• fiber 3g


1. Put all of the ingredients, except the lemon juice, into a
medium saucepan. Cover and set over medium-high heat
to bring to a boil. Once boiling, partially cover and reduce
heat to maintain a simmer. Allow to cook until apples are
very tender, about 20 to 25 minutes (keep an eye on the
water, you may need to add a tablespoon or so during
cooking – you do not want it to dry out).
2. Transfer apple mixture to the work bowl. Add the lemon
juice and then alternate pulsing between Chop and Grind,
until desired consistency is achieved.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve warm or

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