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Banana Applesauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours

Makes

5-1/2 cups

The recipe has evolved for the many years we have made it. This version has been a favorite at our Christmas dinners.—Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida
Banana Applesauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 medium apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium ripe banana, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 envelope instant apples and cinnamon oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Dried banana chips, optional

Directions

  1. Place the apples, banana and raisins in a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, honey, butter and pie spice; pour over apple mixture. Cut ends off lemon. Cut into 6 wedges and remove seeds. Transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until apples are soft.
  2. Discard lemon. Mash apple mixture. In a small bowl, combine oatmeal and water. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir into applesauce. If desired, top with dried banana chips.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 217 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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