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Raw Spiced Applesauce

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
Prep time 15 mins
Yield Serves 4
Keeping the skin on the apples retains their natural flavonoids; pecans and cinnamon are also antioxidant-rich.

Ingredients

  • 4 Red Delicious apples (about 1 1/4 lbs.), left unpeeled, cored, and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Nutrition Information

  • calories 129
  • caloriesfromfat 38 %
  • protein 2.2 g
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 3.9 g
  • sodium 35 mg
  • cholesterol 0.9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine apples, zest, juice, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor and whirl until smoothly puréed, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl if necessary. (Bits of peel will be visible.)

  2. Divide among 4 bowls. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt and some pecans.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2-cup serving.