Fruit Desserts

Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2006


Homemade Light Applesauce

This is a nice applesauce to enjoy anytime, but especially with latkes during Hanukkah. You don't need to get your blender dirty; you just need a potato masher and a little elbow grease.


  • 3 pounds apples (whichever type you prefer), peeled, cored, and chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Splenda®
  • Juice from 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or apple pie spice

1. Put chopped apples in a large nonstick saucepan and stir in water, sugar, Splenda®, and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until apples are tender (about 10 minutes).
2. Use a potato masher to break cooked apples up into a nice puree.
3. Stir in ground cinnamon or apple pie spice. Serve warm or cold.

8, 1/2-cup servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 110 calories, 0.5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 0.6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3.5 g fiber, <1 mg sodium.

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