Easy Microwave Applesauce

Easy Microwave Applesauce

You can customize your homemade applesauce by adding a choice of flavoring, such as vanilla, lemon, or spice.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 137,

Protein: .3g,

Fat: .6g,

Carbohydrates: 35g,

Fiber: 4g,

Sodium: .3mg,

Cholesterol: 0mg

Basic Applesauce
8 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1. In 2-quart microwave-safe dish, combine apples and water. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap; microwave on high (100 percent) 12 to 14 minutes or until apples are tender. (If microwave does not have carousel, rotate dish every 4 minutes.) Stir sugar and choice of flavoring.

2. Microwave on high 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Stir and set aside to cool before serving. If finer texture is desired, mash or puree apple mixture and put through strainer.