Raw Spiced Applesauce

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Recipe by COOKGIRl

From the April 2010 issue of Sunset Magazine. Red Delicious apples are used in the original recipe but they unfortunately are not my favorite variety. I substituted Pink Lady.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 apples, washed well, unpeeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 12 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 14 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 14 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Combine apples, zest, juice, cardamom, cinnamon and salt in a food processor.
  2. Whirl on PULSE to desired consistency, scraping down the sides as necessary. Note: I preferred the applesauce in small pieces as opposed to a smooth sauce. You will definitely need more than 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice. I had to add at least one half cup more liquid-diluted orange juice with filtered water, to attain the consistency I wanted. You'll have to drain the applesauce, too.
  3. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt and garnish with the toasted pecans.

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