Serve this sweet-tart applesauce warm as a snack or on top of latkes (potato pancakes).
By: Jodie Shield, MEd, RDN
‘Tis the season of sharing and I have some fabulous news. This month, I am going to be sharing lightened up classic recipes for each of the December holidays – Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Day. For all of you who celebrate Hanukkah, here’s a delicious recipe for Chunky Homemade Applesauce to go along with some lightly- fried potato latkes. It’s so quick and easy to make, and it tastes great served on top of the latkes or as a healthy snack. The star ingredient in my recipe: Granny Smith apples. I just love the sweet-tart taste of a Granny Smith apple. However, feel free to use whatever apple your family enjoys. Looking for more light and tasty holiday recipes such as cut-out sugar cookies and egg nog? Download my FREE app Eat Healthy Homemade Meals in Minutes available on iTunes and Google Play.
Chunky Homemade Applesauce
Makes 12 servings
- 4 pounds Granny Smith apples (about 15 medium apples)
- 1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
- Ground cinnamon (optional)
- Peel the apples and cut them into 1/2 inch chunks. Place the apple chunks and apple juice concentrate in a 3-quart pot; stir to combine. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 30 minutes or until the apples are soft.
- Using a potato masher, mash the mixture to the desired consistency. Serve warm or cold with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.
Nutrition Information (per 1/2-cup serving): 80 calories, 0.5 gram protein, 21 grams carbohydrate, 1.5 grams dietary fiber, 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 0 milligrams sodium