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Strawberry-Rhubarb Applesauce Recipe

The slightly sweet, slightly tart flavors of fresh rhubarb, strawberries—and a hint of citrus—shine through in every bite of this springtime spin on traditional applesauce.—Samantha Shupe, Ogden, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. Combine apples and water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rhubarb, strawberries, orange juice, sugar and orange peel.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-16 minutes or until desired consistency. Yield: 4 cups.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 115 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.