Quick Applesauce

6 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

This quick homemade applesauce recipe makes a healthy snack or fruit dessert for kids. Applesauce is also a fabulous complement to potato pancakes or latkes.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 McIntosh apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, or more to taste (optional)
  • Pinch of cinnamon


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  1. Place apple pieces in a medium microwaveable bowl. Cover and microwave until softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a food processor, add brown sugar, if using, and cinnamon and puree until desired consistency.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Per serving: 77 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 61 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 145 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit

Reviews 6

October 01, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Nothing easier This tasted GREAT and it was soooo quick! I like to make everything from scratch, and for the apple muffins I was making I needed to make apple sauce and brown sugar from scratch. I was able to do both in less than 15 minutes. Perfect. Pros: Quick, easy, delicious Cons: NULL
October 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Would not puree all the apples... leave some chunky. Also, the 0 g fiber caught my attention, guess that is per serving but each apple should have a couple grams. Pros: Cons:
September 14, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Simple to make and delicious. Eugene Pros: Cons:
September 14, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I like to mash my cooked apples with a fork. It preserves little pieces of apple chunks. I cook mine before breakfast, then let it cool slightly so we can have warm, spicy apples with our meal. Pros: Cons:
November 01, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
This was so amazing I really didn't expect it to taste so good! I can't stop making it this way now because of how good this turned out. Thanks so much for an easy, healthy, preservative free way of eating. Pros: Cons:
October 09, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe is sooooo easy. I have SUCH a SMALL kitchen and so I look for recipes like this. It took no time at all to make a healthy and delicious homemade snack. Thanks EatingWell!!! Pros: Cons: