Firecracker Applesauce

Firecracker Applesauce
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Firecracker Applesauce

I call this my "firecracker" applesauce because it has a little bit of kick to it from the serrano chiles. 

8
Servings
170
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 6 Cups chopped, unpeeled Granny Smith apples
  • 1 Cup chopped, seeded serrano chiles
  • 1/4 Cup vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 bay leaf
  • One 2-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cups finely diced, peeled Granny Smith apples

Directions

Combine the chopped apples, chiles, vinegar, salt, clove, bay leaf, and cinnamon stick in a large, heavy-duty saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 15 minutes, or until the apples are falling apart and the mixture has reduced by half. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Stir in the finely diced apples and pour into a nonreactive container. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
70mg
10%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
393mg
26%
Water
188g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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Cracker Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.