Chai Spiced Applesauce

As demonstrated in the “Squash & Sauce” episode of Live It – September 2019

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8 apples, cored and chopped

1 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp ground cardamom

 ⅛ tsp ground cloves

⅛ tsp nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup water


  1. Place all ingredients in the base of a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3–4 hours or low for 6–8 hours. 
  2. Once cooked, mash with a potato masher for a chunky sauce or transfer to a food processor and purée for a smooth sauce.
  3. Serve warm or cold. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for longer storage.

Note: Intimidated by all the spices in this recipe? No problem! Simply eliminate the spices you are unfamiliar with or don’t care for. This sauce will still be delicious! Alternately, create your own spice blend, or use apple or pumpkin pie spice blend.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Yield: 8 servings

Calories  74.3
Total Fat  0.3 g
Saturated Fat   0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat  0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat  0.0 g
Cholesterol  0.0 g
Sodium   0.2 g
Potassium  151.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate  19.4 g
Dietary Fiber  3.4 g
Sugars  14.4 g
Protein   0.4 g

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit