Caramelized Apples Sauce

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 (2 tbsp per serving) Cost Per Serving $0.35
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4Apples (use your favourite variety), peeled and roughly diced
2 tbspMaple Syrup
1 tspLemon Juice
1/4 cupWater (or more as needed)
1/2 tspCinnamon (optional)


  1. ​In a medium sauté pan over medium high heat, add maple syrup.
  2. Once the syrup begins to bubble, add apple pieces. Stir to coat each piece in the maple syrup
  3. Continue cooking apples until they begin to turn golden brown. Add cinnamon, lemon juice and water and continue to cook on low heat until apples are very soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.


  • Latkes are traditionally eaten with sour cream or apple sauce. Sour cream is mostly saturated fat, which is one of the types of fat to limit. Less than 7 percent of the calories you eat from fat per day should come from saturated fat. To lower your saturated fat intake, choose lower fat dairy products and limit red meat and other types of animal protein. 
  • When it comes to heart health, choosing the right type of fat isn’t the only important thing to keep in mind. The total amount of fat in your diet should also be kept in check. Try cooking with less oil or use low fat cooking methods such as baking, poaching or steaming.
  • Apples contain quercetin, a plant nutrient that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Although some nutrients are lost from the fresh apples once they have been peeled and cooked, even with these losses applesauce is higher in antioxidants than many other vegetables and fruits.