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Chunky Applesauce

 Chunky Applesauce
There's just something extra special about homemade applesauce. This simple recipe is tart and not too sweet. It makes the perfect side dish, especially with pork chops or a pork roast. —Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 8 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • In a Dutch oven, combine apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover and
  • cook over medium-low heat 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender,
  • stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Mash
  • apples slightly if desired. Serve warm or cold. Yield: about 3-1/2
  • cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 157 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein.