• 2-1/2 pounds Golden Delicious apples, cored and cut into eighths
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. Combine the apples, 3/4 cup water, and the lemon juice in a large non-stick pot.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain.
  3. Push the apples through a food mill or strainer to puree and remove skin.
  4. Return the applesauce to the pot of water; add the cinnamon, cloves, mace, and brown sugar.
  5. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat until mixture thickens, about 45 to 60 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Cover and refrigerate. Apple butter keeps in the refrigerator for 1 week. Freeze for longer storage.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 3 Cups (24 Servings)

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 26
Fiber: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Sugars: 6 grams

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Diabetic Exchanges

1/2 Fruit

Book Title: The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes