Sugar & Spice Slow-Cooker Applesauce

March 20, 2008 at 1:50 am 2 comments

As part of my clean-eating plan, I’ve been snacking regularly on apples.  They’re a sweet and crunchy treat that’s easily transportable.  Unfortunately, the most recent batch I bought wasn’t that good.  The apples lacked flavor, even had a slightly odd aftertaste.  In the past, I would have tossed them, wasting perfectly good food. 

With the recent success of my sassy cooking adventures, I decided to be daring once again and cook up something delish using the bland-but-salvageable fruit.  The result was Sugar & Spice Slow-Cooker Applesauce. 

I was astounded by how good this applesauce was.  I wanted to save some of it for my BF, who’s working out of town this week, but I couldn’t do it.  It was just too yummy!  The Pumpkin Pie Spice includes ginger, so the sauce’s sweetness was nicely tempered with some bite at the end.  I was in gastronomic heaven, though, when I paired the applesauce with a couple of wedges of Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese.  Yowsa!  What a fantabulous combination!

chunkyapplesauce2008-03-16.jpgSugar & Spice Slow-Cooker Applesauce

Ingredients

  • 10 Gala or Honeycrisp Apples, peeled and cut into chunks roughly the same size
  • 1/2 Bottle of Glaceau Vitamin Water, Strawberry-Kiwi
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons Smart Balance Light Margarine
  • 16 Packets Splenda
  • 2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tablespoon Torani Sugar-Free Coconut Syrup

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients, except the sugar-free syrup, in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until apples begin to break up.
  • Pour apples and sauce into blender and pulse until applesauce reaches desired consistency.
  • Add sugar-free syrup and pulse to blend.
  • Serve warm or chilled.

Makes 8 1/2-cup servings; approximately 136 calories, 3.75g fiber, 4g fat, and 1.25g protein per serving.

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  • 1. Ginger Fithian  |  March 21, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Dear SassySexyShapely,

    This recpe sounds absolutely marvelous. I am looking forward to making it. I also like the sounds of your beef enchiladas. I am going to ty them very soon . Congrats on your weight loss. Totally awesome!!!

    GroceryStoreMaven

    Reply
  • […] to “design” my kitchen. I was so out of touch with my supplies that, after making my Sugar & Spice Slow-Cooker Applesauce, I purchased another peeler, not realizing I already had one in the drawer. I’ve bought a […]

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