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Spiced-Thyme Applesauce

Spiced-Thyme Applesauce

Mindi gave us a heads-up that the ginger, thyme, and cloves combo was different but delicious. We agreed. Butter adds a richness and creaminess to the texture that's worth the calories.

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 1 3/4 cups
  • Cook time: 7 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 cup chunky applesauce
  • 1 large ripe pear, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Stir together all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until pear is tender.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Musselman's Chunky Apple Sauce. To make ahead, prepare recipe as directed. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days. Microwave in a microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring at 30-second intervals.


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