Spiced Applesauce Recipe
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Spiced Applesauce Recipe

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Cardamom and mace add a bit of unusual spicy flavor to this homemade applesauce. This dish is a wonderful way to make use of autumn's apple bounty. —Janet Thomas, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 6 pounds tart apples (about 18 medium), peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 113 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.


  1. Place all ingredients in a Dutch oven. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; discard the cinnamon stick. Mash the apples to desired consistency. Serve warm or cold. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 9 cups.
Originally published as Spiced Applesauce in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p38

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 89253
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"Yummy! I used 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon instead of the stick & allspice instead of mace.

~ Theresa"

mzbreez User ID: 1379908 138232
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"This is by far the best applesauce I've ever had. I make extra every fall and freeze it so I can easily enjoy it all year long."

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