Raw Spiced Applesauce
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
Yields Serves 4 Prep Time 15 mins
Keeping the skin on the apples retains their natural flavonoids; pecans and cinnamon are also antioxidant-rich.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Combine apples, zest, juice, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor and whirl until smoothly puréed, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl if necessary. (Bits of peel will be visible.)

Step 2
2

Divide among 4 bowls. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt and some pecans.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2-cup serving.

Ingredients

 4 Red Delicious apples (about 1 1/4 lbs.), left unpeeled, cored, and cut into small chunks
 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  Pinch kosher salt
 1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Directions

Step 1
1

Combine apples, zest, juice, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor and whirl until smoothly puréed, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl if necessary. (Bits of peel will be visible.)

Step 2
2

Divide among 4 bowls. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt and some pecans.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2-cup serving.

Raw Spiced Applesauce