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Smashed Apples

Recipe courtesy of the White House Kitchen

Part jam, part apple sauce, this smashed apples recipe is a no-sugar-added way to sweeten your favorite foods. It keeps for two weeks, so mix a large batch, and use it generously.

Cook Time

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 4 lbs. of apples
  • ½ cup water


 1. Peel, core and slice apples. Place apples and water in a 4 or 5-quart heavy-bottom pan over medium heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, until very tender. Remove from heat. Mash apples with a potato masher or blend with an immersion blender. Return to heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 30 minutes until the jam thickens and most of the liquid has evaporated.

2. Transfer to a covered container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe: 4 cups; Calories: 24; Carbohydrate: 6(g); Total Sugar: 4(g); Fiber: 1(g); Vitamin C: 3(DV%). Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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