Easy No Sugar Added Applesauce

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Because I’m not currently eating sugar (you’ll hear all about why coming up this week!), I wanted to make homemade applesauce to serve with our ham dinner that was sugar-free. I didn’t go off a recipe, as I’ve made applesauce often enough to have a good idea about apple to liquid ratio, etc. So I just threw some ingredients together and crossed my fingers!

It turned out delicious. Kid-approved too! Better yet, it was easy. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

10 apples, peeled, cored & diced (I used Braeburn because I had them on hand)
1 cup 100% apple juice
1 cup water
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp lemon juice
2-3 tbsp honey
dash of salt

Step 1: Admire your shiny apples. Then wash, peel, core and dice them into 1-inch cubes.

Step 2: Dump all ingredients in a pot & stir. Cook on high until boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until apples are soft enough to smash.

Step 3: Drain all of the juice out and set aside.

Step 4: Smash them to smithereens (or desired chunkiness).

Step 5: Add back small amounts of juice until you get the desired consistency. You can also add a little extra honey at this stage if you’d like.

Step 6: Eat it straight from the pot or let chill before enjoying!

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Ingredients: Apple

Comments & Reviews

  • Tonia Clark

    Looks delish Amber!
    Another suggestion would be to try cooking them in a crock pot as opposed to the stove. I’ve also used what’s called “Agave Nectar” which is a low glycemic substitute even lower than honey. It even costs lest and you’ll be surprised how many printable coupons I’ve seen for a few brands. You can find it in your health food section or in most stores where you find honey.
    Cinnamon is a great way to stabilize your blood sugar too!

  • Deb

    You don’t even need to add any sweetener. I’ll been canning sugar-free applesauce for years now. Nothing but apples. I chop the apples in half, boil them until their a bit soft, and run it through my fruit strainer. I used to used the hand cranked Victoria, but now I have an attachment for my bread mixer (Electrolux–best thing in the world!). I make a LOT of applesauce, so I love the electric help! All I add is cinnamon and nutmeg. No water, no juice, and NO sweetener. It’s perfect! Sometimes it’s really thick, sometimes it’s really watery–it all depends on the apple being used and how on the ball I am getting them out of the pot! We can’t stand applesauce with any sweetener anymore–it’s too sweet! Such a problem!! 🙂

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