Caramel Applesauce

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Caramel Applesauce

  • Serving size: ½ cup

  • PROTEIN per serving: 0.4 g*

  • CALORIES per serving: 129

  • Total FAT per serving: 5 g

  • Total CARBS per serving: 23 g

  • Number of servings: 8

  • Time to prepare: <30 min

*Protein amount may differ depending on the brands that are used.



  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 wedges

  • 2 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 wedges

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp butter

  • 1/3 cup granulated (white) sugar

  • 1 cup water (use more if needed)

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

  • Pinch of salt


  1. Peel, core, and slice the apples into 8 wedges, then toss them with the lemon juice in a medium bowl.

  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the sugar and stir to combine. Cook a minute or two, until the sugar begins to brown, stirring. Watch carefully to prevent overbrowning.

  4. Add the apples to skillet. Cook until they turn golden brown but are not completely tender, about 10 minutes.

  5. Add the water, 1/4 cup at a time. Cook 5 more minutes until apples become very tender (some should be falling apart). Add more water if it starts to evaporate during cooking.

  6. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. With the back of a spoon, break up the remaining chunks of apple into smaller pieces. You can also process them in batches in a food processor or blender until the sauce is as smooth as you’d like.

  7. Serve either warm or at room temperature, with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top.

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