Foodservice Research Shows Popularity of Using Apple Sauce to Add Moisture to Recipes
According to Knouse Foods’ proprietary research of 300-plus foodservice operators, apple sauce is viewed as a versatile ingredient that enhances texture and improves nutritionals in a variety of dishes. While apple sauce is commonly used as a snack or side dish, operators agreed that an additional top benefit is that it’s a great way to add moisture to recipes. The study also reveals that apple sauce users substitute it for oil, sugar and butter.
To help chefs and operators enhance menu offerings, Knouse Foods offers a full line of apple sauce products under its Musselman’s brand. Made with 100 percent American-grown apples that are fresh picked for peak flavor, Musselman’s Apple Sauce is available in a wide variety of flavor options and convenient multi-serve formats, from 24-ounce jars to 104-ounce cans. All Musselman’s Apple Sauce is fat free, gluten free, shelf stable and requires no prep work.
Musselman’s Multi-Serve Apple Sauce can enhance any recipe for breakfast, dinner and dessert, such as:
Frosted Apple Sauce Raisin Bars—These rich bars are chock-full of apple sauce, raisins and spices. These bars are simple to assemble and bake, and will hold well wrapped for several days.
Savory Meatloaf—It’s flavored with Italian seasonings and apple sauce, topped with a mustard-catsup glaze that transforms this old-fashioned dish into a meal everyone will love.
Low-Guilt Carrot Cake—A tasty low-fat carrot cake, made moist with apple sauce and topped with a healthy version of cream cheese frosting.
Todd Michael, director of sales for Foodservice at Knouse, says, “Musselman’s Apple Sauce is more than just a healthy snack. Our multi-serve apple sauce is a versatile ingredient that will allow patrons to enjoy menu items that are full of flavor, moisture and texture. Whether using apple sauce as an ingredient or a side, our formats are ideal for foodservice.”