Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe with just 2 ingredients and in just 10 minutes, that too without using any preservative or artificial color!

Use this versatile applesauce in vegan baking or as Fruit spread or for feeding infants.

AppleSauce Unsweetened
Apple Sauce Sweetened

 

Applesauce is not only an important ingredient in vegan baking but has other varied uses too.

One second, Apple Sauce or Apple Spread? Well, I think it's both and even more. But whatever you call it, one thing is sure that it is packed with the natural goodness of the fruit, and you will love it when touched by your palette.

This Apple Sauce I tried tasted divine. Though I made it unsweetened only but just for trial, added jaggery in some and voila, I loved that too! 

The sweetened one tasted more or less like Jam, and, today, I had bread, not 1 or 2 but 3 slices at a go with this sauce cum jam after ages and I just loved it. It's such a simple recipe that you won't mind trying it out, as you can try it with just 1 apple too. Though I am sure after trying, it will be your staple recipe for apple sauce cum jam and you will make it often.

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How To Make 

  • Making apple sauce is literally a child's play. It requires just 2 ingredients and 10 minutes to make apple sauce. Neither any preservative nor color is added to it.
  • Cook apples on slow flame until the fruit softens up. For this, just chop apples, discard their core and boil it for few minutes. When apples get soft, mash them, cook them for few more minutes so that extra water, if any, gets evaporated. This is the basic recipe to make Apple Sauce.
  • Though making apple sauce is very easy but using a Pressure cooker not only eases it further but also fastens the process. Just take care that you pressure cook it at low or medium flame so that nutrients are released fully.
  • Further, adding cinnamon or sugar is a matter of choice and depends on the purpose for which you are making it. Also, keep it smooth or chunky, the way you like.

 

Uses 

  • Commonly used as an egg replacer in baking.
  • It is also used as baby food,
  • As a topping on bread or ice cream.

 

For Babies

Pamper your little ones with this apple sauce. It is very nutritious and good for their overall health. Apple Sauce is excellent for babies because of its nutrients and easy digestibility. They will love eating it!

However, take care of the following when feeding it to babies below 1 year:

  • Churn it in the blender as it may have tiny bits which may cause difficulty.
  • Also, either use peeled apples or pass it through a strainer after cooking, as the peels may not be swallowed by the babies.
  • Sweeten it a little depending upon the taste of apples.

 

 As Spread Or Jam

  • Apple sauce, when sweetened, becomes an excellent spread for bread/chapatis. It tastes very much like Apple Jam though not hard-set like jam.
  • I use jaggery to sweeten it up and that too in the minimum possible quantity. Unlike Jam, this Apple sauce is not laden with sugar, hence it is healthy too.
  • Also, it's different from Jam in the sense that it is not hard set like jam. And that's because of jaggery. Jam needs refined sugar and we have avoided it here. You can use sugar if willing to.

 

As A Topping On Cakes or Ice creams

Next time you serve vanilla ice cream. then drizzle some apple sauce on it and serve it with fruits. You can also use it in your Ice cream Sundaes. Or drizzle it on any cake. You can even serve this apple sauce as an accompaniment to pancakes.

 

Unsweetened Or Sweetened Apple Sauce

Here, I am sharing both unsweetened as well as sweetened Apple Sauce recipes. I feel sweetened Apple sauce tastes just like Apple Jam, so you can easily and without any guilt serve it to your family members. So, do not miss it and give it a try for sure.

 

Step By Step Recipe

A. Unsweetened Applesauce

  • Wash the apples, pat dry. Remove its core and roughly chop it into pieces. No need to peel.
chop apples

 

  • Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/8th cup water and pressure cook these for 1 whistle on medium flame.
Pressure cook for one whistle

 

  • When pressure is released, mash the apples using a potato masher (or in the blender) and your unsweetened Apple Sauce is ready.
Mash it
Apple Sauce recipe

 

B. Sweetened Applesauce

  • Now, the same Apple Sauce can be turned into sweetened Apple Sauce which tastes more or less like jam. For this, add jaggery powder to it.
Apple Sauce Sweetened

 

  • Cook on medium flame till jaggery is dissolved fully.
  • Once the jaggery is dissolved, increase the flame and boil the jam briskly stirring often.
  • When it stops bubbling and spluttering then check for its doneness. For this, take a little on a plate, let it cool. If liquid separates out then cook for some more time. If sets and there is no liquid then it is set.
Sweetened Apple Sauce

 

  • Switch off the flame. Let it cool down completely.
  • When cooled completely, fill it in a jar and keep it in the refrigerator. Use it on bread or ice cream or pancakes.
Apple Sauce Sweetened

 

FAQs

Q) Shall I peel the apples or use them with the skin?

  • It is better not to peel the apples as the peels are a storehouse of nutrients including pectin.
  • Pectin is a soluble fiber that aids digestion and keeps our gut healthy.
  • However, if necessary then after cooking and mashing the apples, pass it through a strainer and get rid of the peels.

Unsweetened Applesauce

An easy, quick and healthy recipe to make Apple Sauce, either sweetened or unsweetened.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Jam, How to Make Applesauce
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Author Samira

Ingredients

Unsweetened Apple Sauce

  • 2 Apples roughly 350 g
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder Optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Sweetened Apple Sauce

  • 100 g Jaggery Powder

Instructions

Unsweetened Apple Sauce

  1. Wash the apples, pat dry.
  2. Remove its core and roughly chop into pieces. No need to peel.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/8th cup water and pressure cook these for 1 whistle on medium flame.
  4. When pressure is released, mash the apples using a potato masher (or in the blender).
  5. Cook it for few minutes so that extra moisture, if any is evaporated.
  6. Unsweetened apple sauce is ready. Use it as it is or let it cool down completely.
  7. When cools down, fill it in jars and keep it in the refrigerator.
  8. sss

Sweetened Apple Sauce

  1. To make it sweetened, after mashing the cooked apples, add jaggery powder and cinnamon.
  2. Cook on slow flame till jaggery is dissolved fully.
  3. Once the jaggery is dissolved, increase the flame and boil the jam briskly stirring often.
  4. When it stops bubbling and spluttering then check for its doneness.
  5. For this, take little on a cool plate, let it cool. If liquid separates out then cook for some more time. If sets and there is no liquid then it is set.
  6. Switch off the flame. Let it cool down completely.
  7. Fill this sweetened sauce in jar and store it in the refrigerator.
  8. Serve with love, bread optional.

Recipe Notes

  1. I used very less jaggery powder as we prefer less sweet. You may increase the quantity little if you feel less sweet.
  2. Water is added while boiling as it helps to form the steam.
  3. If using an electric blender then let the apples cool down first.
  4. Jaggery is dissolved on low flame otherwise it might crystallize.
  5. Jam boiled quickly on high flame has a better texture and flavor.
  6. If you do not want the peels, then roughly chop the apples, cook, mash and pass through a strainer. Thereafter, add jaggery powder and cinnamon and proceed as above. This is because apple peels have a high content of pectin and we do not want to lose it.
  • For every 1 egg use 1/4 cup of apple sauce. Not only apple sauce but any fruit sauce can be used to replace eggs. But still, applesauce is preferred as it is neutral in taste. Unlike the banana, you will not at all taste apple in the cakes.
  • 1 Egg= 1/4th Cup Applesauce (Unsweetened)

     

    Q) What is its shelflife?

    • Not much! You can store it for a week or two, depending on the weather, in the refrigerator. If you want it for a longer period, then the freezer is the answer.
    • But as apples are available round the year and its an easy and quick recipe, so I think, you can always make a fresh batch whenever required.

     

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    Unsweetened Applesauce

    An easy, quick and healthy recipe to make Apple Sauce, either sweetened or unsweetened.

    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Apple Jam, How to Make Applesauce
    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 17 minutes
    Author Samira

    Ingredients

    Unsweetened Apple Sauce

    • 2 Apples roughly 350 g
    • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder Optional
    • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

    Sweetened Apple Sauce

    • 100 g Jaggery Powder

    Instructions

    Unsweetened Apple Sauce

    1. Wash the apples, pat dry.
    2. Remove its core and roughly chop into pieces. No need to peel.
    3. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/8th cup water and pressure cook these for 1 whistle on medium flame.
    4. When pressure is released, mash the apples using a potato masher (or in the blender).
    5. Cook it for few minutes so that extra moisture, if any is evaporated.
    6. Unsweetened apple sauce is ready. Use it as it is or let it cool down completely.
    7. When cools down, fill it in jars and keep it in the refrigerator.
    8. sss

    Sweetened Apple Sauce

    1. To make it sweetened, after mashing the cooked apples, add jaggery powder and cinnamon.
    2. Cook on slow flame till jaggery is dissolved fully.
    3. Once the jaggery is dissolved, increase the flame and boil the jam briskly stirring often.
    4. When it stops bubbling and spluttering then check for its doneness.
    5. For this, take little on a cool plate, let it cool. If liquid separates out then cook for some more time. If sets and there is no liquid then it is set.
    6. Switch off the flame. Let it cool down completely.
    7. Fill this sweetened sauce in jar and store it in the refrigerator.
    8. Serve with love, bread optional.

    Recipe Notes

    1. I used very less jaggery powder as we prefer less sweet. You may increase the quantity little if you feel less sweet.
    2. Water is added while boiling as it helps to form the steam.
    3. If using an electric blender then let the apples cool down first.
    4. Jaggery is dissolved on low flame otherwise it might crystallize.
    5. Jam boiled quickly on high flame has a better texture and flavor.
    6. If you do not want the peels, then roughly chop the apples, cook, mash and pass through a strainer. Thereafter, add jaggery powder and cinnamon and proceed as above. This is because apple peels have a high content of pectin and we do not want to lose it.

     

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