Applesauce is a very versatile and frugal food.
If you have an apple tree, it is very easy to make applesauce. If you
don't like the way it tastes, you can just use it for baking.
Applesauce comes in large jars. If you do not want to
finish the jar with your meals, use it for baking. It is a great
ingredient to add flavor to cakes, and they smell wonderful when they are
You can also use applesauce as a partial substitute for both
eggs and oil. You can substitute 1/4 cup of applesauce for an egg in most
recipes. You can also substitute 1/2 of the vegetable oil in a recipe for
an equal amount of applesauce.
Here are a couple frugal recipes that use applesauce.
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 yellow cake mix
1 2/3 cup applesauce
powdered sugar for topping
Grease a tube pan. Preheat over to 350
In a small bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon. Set
Mix the remaining 3 ingredients. Beat on high speed
for 2 minutes
Pour 1/2 of the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with
the sugar mix. Top with the remaining batter and gently smooth the
Bake at 35-45 minutes, or until cake passes the toothpick
test. Cool upright in pan for 25 minutes, and then turn upside down on
serving plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
1 can applesauce
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 sticks of margarine, sliced
Spread the applesauce in a 9x9 baking dish. Sprinkle the
cake mix over the top. Next add the brown sugar, and then the
Dot with the butter.
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.