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Applesauce Betty

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 2 c. applesauce

  • ½ c. chopped dates

  • ½ c. chopped walnuts

  • 1¼ c. sugar

  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/3 c. melted butter

  • 2 c. graham cracker crumbs

  • ¼ c. water


Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix applesauce, dates, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon. Stir melted butter into crumbs, mixing well. Grease or coat an 8-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle some crumbs mix on bottom of pan, then layer applesauce mixture and crumbs until all are used. Pour water over top and bake for 45 minutes. Serve hot or cold with whipped cream.

Makes 9 servings.

Per serving: 180 calories, 7 grams (g) fat, 30 g carbohydrate and 90 mg sodium.
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