Zesty Spiced Apple Sauce

Zesty Spiced Apple Sauce

Crispy sweet apples combined with warm spices and a sprinkle of orange zest. The orange zest provides a unique flavor to the sauce, but you can skip them if you prefer.

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apple sauce is another way to enjoy apples if you are not a fan of eating the fruit raw. Today, we will be making a healthier version without refined sugar.

 

Applesauce can be used as a substitute for eggs and fats in most baked goods. For instance, If a recipe calls for one egg, you can substitute with a quarter cup of applesauce, this helps with the texture of the baked goods. Whenever I use this homemade spiced zesty applesauce in my baking, I reduce the amount of sugar I use because the applesauce already packs some natural sugar.

 

Another way to enjoy applesauce is with yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, ice cream, baked goods, or by itself. It also pairs well with pork chops for a delicious dinner.

 

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Which apples make the best applesauce?

 

There are varieties of delicious apples out there, but it’s essential to pick a select few when preparing homemade applesauce. Look for apples that are sweet or mildly sweet like the golden delicious apples, Fuji, Jonagold or Mutsu. You also need a little tartness, apples like Mcintosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Winesap, Newtown Pippin, and Braeburn provides that mildly sweet, tart, crisp, juicy and aromatic flavor.

 

Zesty Spiced Apple Sauce

 

After selecting the apples, it’s time to peel, core and chop. If you are like me and love kitchen gadgets that simplify life in the kitchen, then you have to get an apple peeler/corer. I love this one here because it peels, cores, and slice the apples for you. Seriously, how awesome is that? Apples are my to go snacks, so this gadget comes in handy every day, Winning! If you don’t have an apple corer use a potato peeler or knife to peel the skin, core the center and slice into small chunks for even cooking.

 

This zesty spiced applesauce is super easy to make; it only takes 17 minutes or less.

 

 

How to make Zesty Spiced Applesauce

 

 

Zesty Spiced Apple Sauce

 

 

You’ll need

  • Apples, I used a combination of golden delicious, Mutsu, McIntosh, and Fuji.
  • Apple cider
  • Water
  • Granulated swerve ( any sweetener is fine)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Orange zest
  • Butter

 

Method:

Peel the apples, remove the core and chop the apples into chunks.

Place the apples, apple cider, water, sweetener, ground cinnamon, allspice, and orange zest in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat and cook for 10-12 minutes, until they are fork tender. Add the butter and stir to combine.  Mash with a potato masher or pulse in the food processor until you reach the desired consistency depending on how chunky or smooth you prefer the texture. Serve! Enjoy the applesauce with plain yogurt, spoon it over ice cream, or on hot oatmeal.

 

Store any leftover in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

 

Are you looking for a more comforting, easy weeknight meal? Check out this creamed cauliflower and leek soup here or this deliciously favored stewed goat with chickpea curry here.

 

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Zesty Spiced Apple Sauce
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4.91 from 10 votes

Zesty Spiced Applesauce

Crispy sweet apples combined with warm spices and orange zest. The orange zest provides a unique flavor to the sauce, but you can skip them if you prefer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Applesauce, Homemade Applesauce
Servings: 3 Cups
Calories:
Author: Maureen Celestine

Ingredients

  • 3 Medium Apples, I used a combination of golden delicious, Mutsu, McIntosh, and Fuji.
  • 3 tablespoons Apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated swerve ( any sweetener is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Allspice
  • ½ teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Peel the apples, remove the cores and chop the apples into chunks.
  • Place the apples, apple cider, water, sweetener, ground cinnamon, allspice, and orange zest in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat and cook for 10-12 minutes, until they are fork tender. Add the butter and stir to combine.
  • Mash with a potato masher or pulse in the food processor until you reach the desired consistency depending on how chunky or smooth you prefer the texture. Serve! Enjoy the applesauce with plain yogurt, spoon it over ice cream, or on hot oatmeal.

Notes

**Store any leftover in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

 

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