You can make your own version and simply spoon it out of a bowl, but there’s much more you can do with applesauce. Enjoy it these five ways.
On You Dinner Plate
You may think of applesauce as strictly a snack or dessert, but mix it with light sour cream and nutmeg to serve alongside chicken or pork.
Lighter Baked Goodies
Replace half the butter in muffins, cakes or cookies with applesauce. This will save you calories and saturated fat while keeping your baked goodies moist and delicious.
Recipe: Apple Muffins
Melissa D’Arabian creates a two-ingredient granita using applesauce and lemon juice. A delicious treat!
Bowl of Oatmeal
Stir applesauce into your morning oatmeal with a touch of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla extract and brown sugar–delicious!
Recipe: Applesauce Oatmeal
PB & Applesauce Sandwich
Swap the jelly in your peanut butter sandwich for applesauce. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy.
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »