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Plum Applesauce

Slow simmered apples and plums combine to make the perfect early Fall snack - homemade applesauce!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 97kcal


  • 4 apples partially peeled (see note)
  • 3 red or black plums skins left on
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • cup water
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks


  • Chop the apples and plums into 1-inch pieces, discarding the pits and cores. Place the fruit, maple syrup, water, and cinnamon sticks in a medium sized saucepan.
  • Cover the pot and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and simmer for an additional 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add a couple more tablespoons of water during the cook time.
  • For a chunkier applesauce, mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon. If you'd like it smoother, puree it in a blender or food processor.


I like to leave some skin on the apples for texture. I peel about half of it off and leave the other half on.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.3mg