Diabetic Cooking

Homemade applesauce

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes.


  • 2 pounds of apples, mixed varieties
  • 1 teaspoon fresh fruit preserver powder or fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


Peel and core apples. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine apples, fruit preserver powder (or lemon juice), Splenda, and water. Bring the liquid to a boil over medium heat. Turn down heat to simmer and cook, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and continue cooking until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5–10 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Carefully pour hot mixture into food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved. Serve the applesauce warm or cold, sprinkled with half a teaspoon cinnamon per serving.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 124, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 5 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 fruit. Carbohydrate choices: 2.