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Dressed-Up Applesauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

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.


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 105 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 fruit.

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