This tasty homemade applesauce offers the right mix of both tart and sweet. Serve it over ice cream as a dessert or alone as a snack. Not only is it healthy and good for you but is satisfying. Want a dessert that can also make you feel good? This one fits the bill. Apples supply a lesser known nutrient called boron, which studies suggest may work together with other nutrients—such as calcium, vitamin D and magnesium in fortified Florida Orange Juice (FLOJ)— to promote bone health.
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 cup
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 90 minutes
1 cup Florida Orange Juice (fortified with calcium and vitamin D)
6 ½ cups quartered apples (2 Granny Smith, 3 Gala apples)
2 cups frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
Zest of one orange and lemon
Peel, core and quarter apples. Place all ingredients in a saucepan except the orange curls; bring to a boil. Simmer for an hour and a half, mixing occasionally, until very tender. Push down with a whisk and mash. The mixture should be soft but chunky. Let cool; serve warm over vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt. Use a zester to make some orange curls for garnish.
NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 88; TOTAL FAT 2g; SAT. FAT 1g; CHOL. 5mg; SODIUM 15mg; CARB. 19g; FIBER 3g; SUGARS 15g; PROTEIN 1g; N/A total potassium (1 cup of FLOJ contains 470 mg potassium)