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Unsweetened Applesauce #tararochfordnutrition #glutenfreerecipe

Unsweetened Applesauce

  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup applesauce 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce is an incredibly easy recipe to make. Once you’ve made homemade applesauce, I don’t think you’ll ever reach for the store-bought version again. This recipe is very simple, absolutely delicious (no sweetener needed!) and the perfect way to use apples after a day at the orchard.




4 peeled and cored apples (small to medium)

1 cup water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cinnamon to taste, optional


  1. Peel the apples with a vegetable peeler, then core them and cut into large chunks. 
  2. Once the apples are ready, place water in a large sauce pan on high heat and cover with a lid. When the water is boiling, add the apples and lemon juice and set a timer for 5 minutes. The apples will be done when they are tender and slide right of a fork when pierced.
  3. Place the apples and cooking liquid in a food processor or high powered blender and blend until you have your desired consistency. Blend longer for a super creamy applesauce.
  4. You can add a little cinnamon to taste and blend it into the applesauce if you want, or you can enjoy it plain.
  5. Store the applesauce in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, or store in the freezer.


This recipe is not considered low FODMAP.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: fall
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup applesauce
  • Calories: 80.8
  • Sugar: 16.1 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.3 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 0 g

Keywords: applesauce, apples, homemade, fall recipes, fall baking, apple recipes