Delicious Apple Recipes to Boost Heart Health

Spiced-Up Applesauce


To maximize nutrition in this fall favorite, I leave the fiber-rich peels on the fruit and avoid adding extra sugar. Start by coring 4 medium apples and cutting them into quarters. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the apples, ½ cup 100% apple juice and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Cover the pan and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add 1 cinnamon stick, 1 tsp fresh grated ginger, and ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice. Simmer, covered, until the apples are soft, about 30 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick and transfer the ingredients to a blender or food processor; purée until smooth (or pulse for a chunkier, more rustic sauce). Makes six (1/2-cup) servings.