Pumpkin Spice Applesauce Ornaments
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Add the sweet scent of cinnamon and pumpkin spice to your holiday table with these handmade, personalized placeholder ornaments that will keep for years.
Recipe type: Holiday
Serves: 12–15
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 1 bottle cinnamon (approx 2.5 oz)
  • 1 bottle pumpkin spice or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger (approx 2.5 oz)
  • cookie cutters
  • disposable drinking straw
  • ribbon
  • metallic paint pens
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Mix applesauce and all spices in a large bowl, using hands to incorporate if needed. Once a smooth ball of dough is formed, turn ¼ of dough out at a time onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Working in batches, roll dough to ¼-1/3 inch thickness between sheets of parchment. Cut dough into desired shapes. Use straw to cut holes into ornaments if you plan on inserting ribbons for hanging.
  2. If cut-outs stick to parchment, don't try to pick them up. Just cut as needed and arrange parchment on baking sheet. (They will come off after baking.) Bake ornaments for 2½ hours at 200 degrees, then cool on a wire rack. Let stand 24 hours or until completely dry.)
  3. Insert ribbons through holes to hang. Decorate with metallic paint markers, if desired.
Try apple pie spice for a sweet-smelling alternative!
Recipe by ABCs and Garden Peas at https://abcsandgardenpeas.com/pumpkin-spice-applesauce-ornaments/