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Raspberry Roasted Applesauce

Raspberry Roasted Applesauce 10.000

Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post

Nov 28, 2016

This makes a simple and lovely dessert, especially at holiday time.

Make Ahead: The raspberry roasted applesauce can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Reheat on medium-low on the stove top.


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Tested size: 10 servings; makes about 7 cups

  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 large oranges, plus thin ribbons of zest for serving
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 pounds sweet red apples, such as Macoun
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the grated citrus zests and juices in a large Dutch oven.

Peel and core the apples, then cut them into chunks, adding them to the Dutch oven as you go. Toss to coat.

Add the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and raspberries. Cover tightly and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the apples are quite soft. Uncover and stir vigorously with a whisk (or use a potato masher) until the applesauce reaches the desired consistency.

Serve warm, topped with a scoop of ice cream and the citrus zest ribbons.

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Adapted from “Cooking for Jeffrey,” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, 2016).

Tested by Helen Horton.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 160

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 5g 8%

Saturated Fat: 3g 15%

Cholesterol: 10mg 3%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 32g 11%

Dietary Fiber: 4g 16%

Sugar: 25g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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