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Spiced Applesauce

 Spiced Applesauce
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
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1/2 cup) equals 113 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.