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Applesauce can be substituted for vegetable oil. It contains less than half of the calories and almost none of the fat grams. It's also very, very easy to make yourself.

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Cut, peel and core apples of your choice. Place in a pan with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water and 1-2 sticks of cinnamon. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks and mash. You'll have unsweetened applesauce to be used in your favorite baked goods recipe.

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  • I use it to replace oil in cake mixes and brownies. - by TONIABLAKE
  • Another way to make the applesauce - I peel, cut, core about a dozen and a half of a mixed variety of apples and place in a crock-pot/slow cooker with ample cinnamon sprinkled between layers. Put the lid on and let it cook on low for a few hours - periodically mash down the apples. The house smells divine and I have lots of home-made no preservative, no sugar added - chunky if I check it early enough apple sauce. I put it in one or two cup plastic containers and freeze. I do this about once a month and when I make my oatmeal every morning I put about 2T of my homemade applesauce in as it cooks. Between the applesauce and a few raisins - I get another fruit serving in. - by CALIDREAMER76

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