Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe

Saturday was a cooking day, and one of the things I made was applesauce from the Gravenstein apples in my backyard at home. It’s unsweetened so as to be Whole30 compliant, but I think it’s very delicious. It turned out pretty tart because these apples aren’t a super sweet kind, but you could use any type of apples. Here’s the very simple recipe:


10-15 small-ish apples or 5-7 large ones

1 1/2 cups water

cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg all to taste


Wash, core, and dice the apples.

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Combine apple pieces with water in large pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat and stir well.

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Add spices to your liking. Stir well to combine. I added at least twice as much cinnamon as I did cloves and nutmeg and the effect was delicious and tasted kind of like the holidays. I will definitely make this recipe for Thanksgiving this year.


Cook down until all of the apple pieces are soft and starting to fall apart, about 10 minutes.


Transfer spiced apple mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth. I didn’t peel my apples because I know where they came from and that they were not sprayed with pesticides, and I also like the extra bit of texture. Once in the food processor, though, you can get your applesauce as chunky or smooth as you would like.


Cool fully, transfer to an airtight container, and store in the fridge.

Try serving it on top of latkes or sausage patties, or warmed up and topped with nuts as a healthy dessert!


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