Recipe of the Week: Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce

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Recipe of the Week: Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce

Article by American Heart Association via

Apple season is here! Plan a fun apple-picking adventure with your family or friends and then come home and make this healthy recipe from the American Heart Association. Enjoy!

Maple-Cinnamon Apple Sauce


Serves: 7 servings, 1/2 cup each

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Turn fresh fall apples into delicious maple-and-cinnamon-spiked homemade applesauce with this easy recipe.


6 McIntosh or other tart apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Golden Delicious or other sweet apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Instructions

Combine apple pieces and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until the apples are very soft and falling apart, about 30 minutes. Mash the apples to the desired consistency and stir in maple syrup and cinnamon.

Cook’s Tip: To Make Ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutritional Analysis (Per serving)
Calories Per Serving 77
Sodium 1 mg
Carbohydrates 29 g
Fiber 2 g
Potassium 127 mg

Dietary Exchanges
1 fruit