Dessert

Applesauce

One of the reasons I’ve started making my own applesauce is the amount of sugar that you can find in store-bought sauces. 25g in one serving? No thank you! And you are also lucky if you get applesauce with actual sugar, many of them contain high fructose corn syrup which is even worse than sugar.

And even if I find the perfect one (if it comes to ingredients) there is another issue. The size. All of them are so big! It’s crazy. I always end up throwing away at least a half of it. I don’t like wasting food (and money) so I’ve decided I have to start making my own whenever I need it.

I can make as much as I need and I control what ingredients I put into my applesauce.

You don’t need any fancy equipment to make it. Just a regular pot. If you have an Instant Pot you can use it and it will make the whole process quicker but if you don’t have one it’s perfectly fine.

This recipe will give you around 4 cups. You can make as little as one cup of applesauce or much more and freeze it for later.

Applesauce

Vegan, Gluten Free, Plant Based

 4 apples
 ½ cup water
 2 tsp cinnamon
 pinch nutmeg

1

1. In a medium saucepan, combine apples and water. (There should be just enough water to cover the bottom of your pan).Cover and bring to a boil.

2

2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Make sure that there is always a thin layer of water.

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3. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to cook for another 10 minutes or so. Once the mixture has softened, you can mash the apples with a fork or a potato masher, until your desired consistency is achieved.

Ingredients

 4 apples
 ½ cup water
 2 tsp cinnamon
 pinch nutmeg

Directions

1

1. In a medium saucepan, combine apples and water. (There should be just enough water to cover the bottom of your pan).Cover and bring to a boil.

2

2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Make sure that there is always a thin layer of water.

3

3. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to cook for another 10 minutes or so. Once the mixture has softened, you can mash the apples with a fork or a potato masher, until your desired consistency is achieved.

Applesauce

If you try any of these recipes, let me know! Take a picture and tag it #theblissfulplate on Instagram!

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