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Dressed-Up Applesauce Recipe

In Cincinnati, Ohio, Therian Mendelsohn jazzes up ordinary applesauce with lemon juice and a sprinkling of spices to create this speedy side dish. It's wonderful warm or cold with a savory helping of pork or chicken.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 1 minute. Serve warm or refrigerate. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving equals 205 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"Next time I make this I think I'll tone down the spices just a pinch so the applesauce flavor comes through a little bit more. But it is very tasty!"

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