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Eldress Bertha's Applesauce

Eldress Bertha's Applesauce

Eldress Bertha Lindsay was one of the last surviving residents at Canterbury Shaker Village. She liked to make this sauce with Baldwin apples. We tested it with Pink Lady apples, which are easier to find.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2008

  • Yield: 2 1/4 cups (serving size: about 1/4 cup)


  • 5 1/2 cups chopped peeled Pink Lady apple (about 4)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (2-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of almond extract


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until soft. Discard cinnamon stick. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Stir in salt and extract.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 91
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.4g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 36.3mg
  • Calcium: 10mg

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