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Banana Applesauce Recipe

The recipe has evolved for the many years we have made it. This version has been a favorite at our Christmas dinners.—Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:11 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium ripe banana, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 envelope instant apples and cinnamon oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Directions

  • 1. Place the apples, banana and raisins in a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, honey, butter and pie spice; pour over apple mixture. Cut ends off lemon. Cut into six wedges and remove seeds. Transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until apples are soft.
  • 2. Discard lemon. Mash apple mixture. In a small bowl, combine oatmeal and water. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir into applesauce. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 217 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 58 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.