Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spicey Sweet Applesauce

Apple Mash
Fall and the scent of apples are in the air. Time to make a delicious low calorie, low fat version of applesauce. Try this spicey hot version from Better yet, combine this recipe with Garland's Apple Tart, page 48 Tastes & Treasures cookbook, for a unique taste treat.


8 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks 
3 tbsp.
Red Hots cinnamon-flavored candies 

1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature 

1/2 tbsp. lemon juice 

1 tsp. vanilla extract 

1 tsp. cinnamon 

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp. salt


Place apples and Red Hots in a crock pot.
In a small bowl, combine all other ingredients. Add 2 tbsp. water and mix well. Pour mixture over the contents of the crock pot, and stir to coat.
Cover and cook on high for about 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until apples have softened and candy has dissolved.
Stir well and serve.

PER SERVING (heaping 1/2 cup): 121 calories, 1g fat, 63mg sodium, 30g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 23.5g sugars, 0.5g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
So hot yet soooo coool... This stuff is fantastic as a side dish, snack, or tasty dessert.