Apple Dessert Sauce Recipe
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Apple Dessert Sauce Recipe

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Purchased pound cake gets dressy with this quick and creamy sauce. “It's so easy, even kids can make this!” —Jacqueline Graves, Cumming, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:7 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 193 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine apple and water. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar. Cover and cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in sour cream and cinnamon. Cover and cook at 50% power for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 minutes or until brown sugar is melted, stirring once. Stir until blended. Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 1-3/4 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Apple Dessert Sauce in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p28

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"This is a great recipe. It took 5 minutes to throw together. I served it over Buttered Pecan Ice Cream."

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