Apricot Applesauce

Yields 4 cups

COST: $1.15

Per 1⁄2 cup

Calories: 89

Fat: 0g

Carbohydrates: 23g

Protein: 1g

Fiber: 2.5g

Sugar: 19g

Sodium: 1mg

6 apples

1⁄3 cup water

1⁄2 cup dried apricots, chopped

4 dates, chopped

Cinnamon to taste

Peel, core, and chop apples. Add apples and water to a large soup or stockpot and bring to a low boil. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chopped apricots and dates and simmer for another 10–15 minutes.
Mash with a large fork until desired consistency is reached, or allow to cool slightly and purée in a blender until smooth. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste if desired.