If the food will not be heated, replace the sugar with an equal amount of applesauce. In heated sweet side dishes, as well as cookies, brownies and muffins, you can replace up to two thirds of the sugar. For cakes, however, replace only half the sugar with applesauce. Use about one third more applesauce than the amount of sugar you replaced. For example, in a cake recipe that calls for a cup of sugar, use half a cup of sugar and about 3/4 cup of applesauce.
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