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Applesauce in savory dishes (other than a side for pork chops...). Any suggestions?

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My MIL has just given us a CASE of canned applesauce, and I have no idea what to do with it all. We don't eat pork chops very often, and I do not bake, so all those lovely breads are not going to happen.

The only idea I've come up with (but haven't tested yet) is to use it in a BBQ sauce.

Any other suggestions would be most welcome!

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  1. I suggest that you Google using 'savory recipes with applesauce' as keywords. I did just to reply to your post.

    1. I like to put apples or applesauce in curries sometimes (not traditional Indian or Thai ones so much, but more Westernized ones--simple and good comfort food). Applesauce would also be good in a pureed curried root vegetable soup. Curried apple and parsnip soup is GOOD!

      1. Make latkes (potato pancakes)

          1. We used to cook salmon fillets in a mixture of apple sauce, curry powder and onions. I've used it in meatloaf / turkey burgers too.

            If you cook it down a bit, to apple butter consistency, it makes for a good smear on most grilled proteins.

            1. Cook it in sauerkraut with some onions, peppers, bacon and polish sausage. I bake mine in the oven for about an hour.

              1. I use it in several soups, including butternut squash. I use it in curry when I have it on hand. I use it as a topping for baking pork loin, keeps it very juicy, rather on the side. I make yams baked with apple slices, some applesauce there wouldn't hurt either.

                1. Thanks everyone! Some good ideas (I never would have thought about adding it to soup!).

                  1. Applesauce is part of my meatloaf recipe. I know it sounds weird but it really is delicious.
                    1 lb ground beef (1 pack is fine even if it is 1 1/2 lbs)
                    1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (we use the Progresso Italian or Seasoned flavor, can't remember the label)
                    1/2 cup applesauce
                    1/4 tsp dried sage (you can leave this out)
                    1/2 tsp salt
                    1/4 tsp pepper
                    1/4 tsp of garlic powder (if all you have is garlic salt that works too, maybe use a little less regular salt either way should be fine)
                    1/4 cup ketchup (I did not spell it  catsup just for you)
                    Optional glaze:
                    Mix a little brown sugar (or regular) with ketchup.
                     Preheat  oven to 350%. Combine all ingredients. Shape into a loaf. Spread loaf with glaze. Bake for 1 hour.

                    Please ignore the notes in parentheses, they are for a friend I am teaching to cook and since I am on a phone I can't scroll up.