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Aromas of Fall: Cooking with Applesauce

By , SparkPeople Blogger
I watched my apple tree intently for months this year, waiting for my fruit to hit peak ripeness. Last weekend, they were finally ready and so I gathered my husband and our kids and we started picking. Harvesting fruit is one of the great pleasures of life, sharing the beauty, variety and tastiness of nature with those you love. Moreover, I enjoy turning my fruit into special healthy treats that family and friends looks forward to each year, such as applesauce. Homemade applesauce is one of the best ways to enjoy the natural sweetness of fall harvest, but without all the sugar of most fruit-based deserts. You can also use applesauce as a healthy substitute for sugar and oil in your baking. Below, you'll find recipes for applesauce, including my own personal recipe. I hope that these recipes fill your kitchen with loved ones who are looking to enjoy the tastes and aromas of fall with you. 

Samantha's Applesauce

Meat Loaf with Applesauce

Whole Wheat Applesauce Pancakes

Applesauce Spice Cake 

Low-Fat, No Sugar Added Healthy Applesauce Bread

Vegan Low Fat Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Pork Loin

Quinoa Applesauce Cake (gluten-free)

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Applesauce Cookies

Whole Wheat Applesauce Spice Bars

Pumpkin Applesauce Chicken Nuggets

75 Calorie Applesauce Cookies

Applesauce granola (absolutely no sweetener added)

For more information read An Apple a Day, from SparkPeople.com.

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ERIN_POSCH 10/29/2019
thanks for sharing Report
EO4WELLNESS 8/10/2019
Great ideas to get in an extra fruit/veggie and look for other opportunities like this in other recipes/meal planning Report
Great recipes and article! Report
They all sound good to me. Have to look them over and decide later which one to use. Thanks! Report
GEORGE815 3/11/2019
Love apples. Haven't thought of cooking them though. Report
ROBBIEY 3/5/2019
Great recipes; I like apples period. Report
Great recipes. Thanks. Report
Great recipes! I plan on trying at least a couple of these. Report
Need to get more apples 🍎 in diet. Report
Absolutely great Report
Homemade applesauce is the best!! Report
Thanks for sharing I love things made out of Apples, now I'm trying to get grandkids to eat fruit. Report
I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE apple sauce - I was forced to eat it as a kid!!! I can't even stand the sight of it ! I will only eat a raw apple or drink apple juice. Report
Oh, yum! The pork & applesauce is to die for! Report
Thanks for sharing. These look very delicious. Report
I have a pear tree with very hard pears, they make great pear sauce Report
Thanks so much for the gluten free recipe.

Nancy Report
I so want to go to Apple Hill. Report
I can't wait to go apple picking - much better than a trip to the grocery store! Report
Is there anything like the scent of apples ripening in Fall's crisp air? This blog is such a great lead in to Autumn! Thank you, Samantha. Report
Thanks for sharing, Samantha! These look delicious. :) Report
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