Raw Spiced Applesauce

Raw Spiced Applesauce Recipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
Keeping the skin on the apples retains their natural flavonoids; pecans and cinnamon are also antioxidant-rich.


Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

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

April 2010
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