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Sugar-free applesauce recipe

Posted by esbetsso on November 8, 2009


I doubled my batch cause I  just had soo many apples at home! and not to mention that applesauce is sooo good.  I preserved mine in jars cause I had way too much applesauce for me to eat in one sitting ;P

To start off, you’ll need to wash and sterilize the jars you’ll be using.  To sterilize, put in boiling water for 10 minutes; don’t dry them until the last minute.

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I used 12 apples of different sizes, but it’s best to use 10-12 medium apples.  Yes, there are 11 apples in the picture, cause I was already chopping one. And please, use sweet apples, not the sour ones ):  The point of this recipe is to not use any sugar, if you use sour apples in this recipe, it might not be as tasty.

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Chop them, put them in a food processor, depending on how you like you applesauce.  I chop mine cause I like my applesauce slightly chunky 🙂

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Add the apples in a saucepan, along with 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp lemon.  At this point, you should start drying the jars.  I dried mine on a towel, but if you happen to have a dishwasher, I believe you can put it on a heat mode or something which keeps the jars warm.  Not to sure since I don’t have a dishwasher.

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Lol looks a little gross, but that’s okay.  Heat the mixture to a boil, then then down heat to medium.  Simmer apples until soft, about 15 minutes.  Then spinkle 1 tsp cinnamon on top. And if you really really want to add some sugar, go ahead and add some brown sugar.  But I’m strongly against it.

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Doesn’t this look super tasty? 🙂  Now you can choose to either sieve the applesauce for a thinner applesauce, or mash it.  I decided to slightly mash it, cause sieving’s too much work for me haha.  Now fill the jars.

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I made 5 jars worth of applesauce…plus maybe another cup-ful for myself to eat 😛

Awesome, healthy applesauce, just made with 4 ingredients!  You can either eat applesauce alone or even bake with it!  I’ve made a diabetic cake with applesauce before, and it tasted really good for something with less than 1/4 cup sugar and no oil.  You could eat it with bascially anything else…and if you’re crazy like a certain friend, with those mini samosa things which I don’t know the name of o__o

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