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Recipe: Berry Applesauce

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:16
-Dr. Neal Barnard/ PCRM in Washington DC

Here`s a Valentine`s Day recipe that will boost your heart`s health.

Berries give this applesauce a deep red or purple color and add a hefty dose of anthocyanins—potent antioxidants.

A new study finds cinnamon lowers blood pressure, especially with people who have high blood pressure. As little as 1/2 teaspoon of ordinary cinnamon each day can reduce blood sugar levels by 18 to 29 percent.
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apples
2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries
1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Procedure:

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook over very low heat for about 25 minutes, or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Mash lightly with a potato masher or purée in a food processor, if desired.

Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Berry Applesauce will keep for up to three days. Serve this applesauce hot or cold.

Per 1/2-cup serving:
Calories: 108
Fat: 0.4 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Calories from Fat: 3.5%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 0.8 g
Carbohydrates: 26.9 g
Sugar: 20.1 g
Fiber: 2.7 g
Sodium: 11 mg
Calcium: 29 mg
Iron: 0.9 mg
Vitamin C: 49.2 mg
Beta Carotene: 13 mcg
Vitamin E: 0.4 mg



First Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:01



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