Fresh and Natural Applesauce

  • Cooking and Prep: 50 m
  • Serves: 20
  • No Allergens

It’s hard to go back to store-bought applesauce after tasting this delicious, refreshing dessert. The trick to this great dish is the aromatic herbal tea bags. Be daring and try a variety of different flavors.


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Ingredients (8)

Main ingredients

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Prepare the Applesauce

  1. Place apples in a five-quart pot.

  2. Add lemon juice, salt, vanilla, tea bags, cinnamon sticks, and water, covering not more than half the apples so that the end result will not be too watery. Bring to a boil.

  3. Lower heat and simmer until apples are soft.

  4. Hand-blend and mash to desired consistency. For additional sweetness, you can add sugar substitute.

Variation: Crunchy Fruit Compote

  1. Bring ingredients to a boil and cook on high heat for seven minutes.

  2. Turn off heat and cover. Let stand overnight.

  3. In the morning, put into a jar and refrigerate.


This can be frozen in an airtight container.

Variation: Strawberry-Rhubarb Apple Compote

  1. Add 1 and 1/2 cups sliced strawberries and 1 cup sliced rhubarb to the apples.

  2. Rhubarb is quite tart, so add sugar substitute according to taste.

  3. Blend well and refrigerate.

Variation: Cinnamon Applesauce

  1. Add 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon to blended apples.

  2. For a beautiful crimson color, as well as additional flavor and fiber, add 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups frozen blueberries.

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