This is a simple recipe for making all-natural apple sauce without any added sugar. All it takes is nice, fresh apples and water.
If you would like dessert, my best apple crisp recipe is here.
Simple N0-Added Sugar Apple Sauce
I am an apple fanatic (shout out for Jonagold!) and I’ve always loved fresh apple sauce. In my childhood home it was always made by boiling whole apples and then running them through a sieve. It never occurred to me to try a different method until a few years ago when I had a craving but I didn’t have a sieve.
What you’ll see here is what I think is the easiest way to make pure, nutritious, sugar-free apple sauce. And it’s fast and easy: I can have a big batch ready in around 30 minutes.
Chose A Variety Of Apples For Great Taste
This is the first year I have apples from my very own dwarf apple tree. I planted it just two years ago and I was amazed by the abundance of apples it produced this year.
When making apple sauce, I really like to use several types of apples. The combination of flavors makes a deeper, lovely taste.
For quantity, consider how many peeled apples will fit in your pot. I use a big soup/canning pot and use about 20 apples per batch.
Making Apple Sauce
First, core, peel, and dice the apples. The smaller the pieces, the faster it cooks.
You can either cut around the core or use an apple corer tool.
If you’re cooking with apples or potatoes quite often, you might want to invest in a peeler like this one (Amazon).
I give some apple peels to our pet rabbit (it’s his favorite) and the rest goes in the composter.
Boil The Apples
There’s no real secret to making apple sauce. The apples pieces are boiled in water and soon turn to sauce.
Taste and Adjust If You Must
When nearly done, do a taste test. You may want to add some spice like cinnamon. If your apples are not great, perhaps a dash of sugar will revive them.
Fresh apple sauce stores in the fridge for approximately one week.
If you want to keep it longer, use proper canning methods to ensure food safely.
Want the ultimate taste combination? Add some Perfect Granola to the apple sauce and serve warm. Yum!
Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 20 Apples medium or large
- Cinnamon optional
- Core, peel, and dice apples into small bits.
- Place chopped apples in cooking pot and cover 1/3 in water.
- Bring water to boil, stirring occasionally.
- Use a potato masher to gradually help apples turn to sauce.
- (Optional) add dash of cinnamon or other spice as desired.
- Store in airtight container in fridge for one week or properly can for longer storage.
Nutrition (per serving)
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛