Simple Unsweetened Applesauce
This simple unsweetened applesauce is a lovely condiment to a pork dish, a valuable ingredient in some baked treats, and perfect to enjoy just on its own! It is incredibly easy to make and is a great way to take advantage of a bounty of fall apples!
Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen
(see Recipe Notes below)
Juice from one lemon
Sweetener to taste
Peel and core apples. Cut apples into small chunks.
Add apple chunks to a medium sized pot or skillet with water and lemon juice.
Bring apple mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover pot or pan with a lid, leaving a slight gap and simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
Mash apples to desired consistency using a potato masher or the bottom of a spatula.
Transfer apple sauce to a jar and let cool completely before covering with a lid.
Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Any variety of apple will work for this recipe, including using a combination of different varieties.
Lemon juice helps preserve the color of the apples and is completely optional.
Add cinnamon or sweetener to the applesauce, if desired.
Mash the apples to your desired consistency, whether chunky or smooth.
Store applesauce in a sealed jar or container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
Store applesauce in a sealed jar or container in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Fill an ice cube tray with applesauce and freeze, and store the applesauce cubes in a sealable freezer bag, pulling out only as much as you need.
Calories are based on a ¼ cup serving.