Back in the kitchen and I’ve decided to share my homemade applesauce recipe. I’ve been baking for quite a while now and I want to improve on it by using healthier ingredients, lower calories, and definitely dairy-free. This homemade applesauce recipe is perfect to use especially during the Fall season when we just love more cinnamon.
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Enjoy This Recipe
Finally wrote this recipe separately for easy reference. I like making my own applesauce instead of buying ready-made or instead of using oil and butter as a fat replacer and binder although I still stock vegan butter.
This applesauce has no added preservatives and I just added some lemon juice, vanilla, and cinnamon powder. It’s an easy recipe that everyone can make.
While it is said that applesauce originates from Europe it has become widely used in America and can be prepared in two ways using peeled or unpeeled apples.
For this recipe I use Fuji apples which are naturally sweet, they have a long shelf life and are also easily available to me.
Check these vegan red velvet mini cupcakes using homemade applesauce.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Fuji apples – peel and remove any seeds.
Lemon Juice – for added flavor and helps keep the acidity of the apples.
Ground Ceylon Cinnamon – you can also use whole cinnamon about 2-3 sticks.
Water – for softening the apples
Vanilla extract -adds taste and flavor
Wash apples, pat dry and remove skin and seeds. Chop and boil with water.
Add the lemon juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Simmer for 20-25 minutes.
Once soft, mash or puree according to your preference.
Let it cool before transferring it to a clean glass container.
Keep in the fridge to last for up to 2 weeks.
In making applesauce you can use other varieties of apples such as:
- Golden Delicious Apples
- Pink Lady
- Honey Crisp
Learn about the benefits of Apples in this Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe.
This applesauce can be used in baking for up to 3 servings with 83 calories each serving. Total Fat 0.4g | Saturated Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 6mg | Carbohydrates 21.2g | Fiber 3.8g | Sugar 15.8g | Protein 0.5g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 8mg | Iron 1mg | Potassium 175mg
Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
- Cooking Pan
- Immersion blender / Potato masher
- Measuring spoons /cup
- 2 cups Fuji Apples
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Wash apples, peel and chop.
- Boil with 1 cup of water.
- Add lemon juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
- Let it simmer for 25 minutes until apples are soft.
- Mash or use immersion blender to puree the apples.
- Let it cool before transferring in a clean container.
- Place in the fridge to last for about two weeks.
- You can try using other apples or mixing 2-3 varieties. Choose apples that are sweet so you don’t need to add sugar if using Fuji and Gala.
- If you want it to be sweeter you can add sugar about 1-2 tablespoons.
- To avoid browning of apples after peeling and chopping you can soak it in water before boiling.
NUTRITION DETAILSThis applesauce can be used in baking for up to 3 servings with 83 calories each serving. Total Fat 0.4g | Saturated Fat 0.1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 6mg | Carbohydrates 21.2g | Fiber 3.8g | Sugar 15.8g | Protein 0.5g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 8mg | Iron 1mg | Potassium 175mg Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.
Let me know your thoughts if you make this recipe. Leave a comment and I’ll be happy to read it.