Sometimes you want a dollop of applesauce on your morning oatmeal, or you need a bit to eat with your pork chop or sausage dinner. You don’t have to open a big jar just to get the amount you need; just let your microwave oven do the quick work for you.
Spice it with ground cinnamon, or if you happen to have an apple pie spice blend or a pumpkin pie spice blend, those work just as well. Use what you have!
Recipe: Quick Applesauce for One
- 1 Fuji apple (or use your preferred variety)
- Ground cinnamon
- Quarter, core and peel the apple. Slice the quarters thinly into a microwave-safe bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon to your liking – ¼ teaspoon or more.
- Micro cook on high for 2 ½ minutes. Test with tines of a fork; it should “give.” Remove from microwave and mash with a fork until chunky.
- Makes 3 heaping tablespoons applesauce — enough for one!
–This recipe was tested using an 1100-watt oven. If yours is more powerful, it might take less time; a less powerful oven will take more time.
–Different varieties of apple may take differing amounts of time. Check at the 1-minute mark.
–Do me a personal favor and don’t use a Red Delicious apple. Pick something more flavorful and with a better texture!
Cooking time: 2-3 minutes
Diet type: Vegan, vegetarian
Diet tags: Reduced fat
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition: USA (General)