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“I ripped off Mott's idea and made it my own. Thanks for the inspiration Mott's Company.”
5 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen mango chunks (or equivalent amount of fresh mango, sliced, peeled and pitted)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package unsweetened frozen peach slices (or equivalent amount of fresh peaches, peeleds, pitted and cut up into chunks)
  • 1 lb apple, peeled, seeds removed and cut into chunks
  • 13 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 12 piece of whole cinnamon stick
  • 14 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or 1/4 cup unbleached white sugar)
  • 1 lemons, juice of or 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 orange, zest of
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Combine all ingredients except for almond extract, in crock pot or heavy pan.
  2. If using crock pot, set control to LOW and simmer 4-6 hours or until fruit is very soft. Remove crockpot cover, discard whole cinnamon stick if using, and if necessary, *mash any chunks of fruit with potato masher.
  3. Stir in almond extract. Adjust seasoning.
  4. For stovetop, bring fruit mixture to boil, cover and simmer on low 1 hour or until fruit is very soft. If any fruit chunks remain, *mash with potato masher. (Be sure to remove whole cinnamon stick first.) Stir in almond extract. Adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve applesauce warm or cold.
  6. Freezes well.
  7. *At this point, you could opt to use a hand held immersion blender to puree the fruit.
  8. Yield: estimated.

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