Apple Sauce
A Simple Dessert, or a Dressing/Sauce for Pork



Who doesn't love apple sauce?

Add it to smoothies to for added thickening, or use the sauce "as is" as a quick dessert.

Apple sauce atop vanilla ice cream in a bowlVanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Apple Sauce

The way I make it is quite chunky - as you can see in the image, but you could blend it if you wanted a smoother sauce. It's certainly easy to make!

Dehydrated Apples are Ideal for Apple Sauce

If you've dehydrated apples on hand, make your own apple sauce. Simply rehydrate the apples in water and cook them down into a thick sauce. You can add spices or sweeteners to taste.

For an abundance of fresh apples... learn how to dehydrate apples here.

Pork Chops Love Apple Sauce

I remember my mom always added a blob of applesauce alongside the pork chops!

My recipe (coming up) is really easy and fast to make and it's in the Recipe eBook... just add some dehydrated cranberries and raisins. Also, you'll see that we added a tablespoon of apricot jam—it adds a little extra zing!

If you're looking to cut down on sugar consumption try Polaner Sugar-Free jams.

They look and taste just the same as their sugar-laden counterparts. I get my Polaner jams from Amazon. Here is the Apricot Jam on Amazon.com

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Ingredients for Apple Sauce

  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • tablespoon of water
  • handful of dehydrated cranberries
  • handful of dehydrated grapes (raisins)
  • 2 dessertspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam

How to Make Apple Sauce

Here's how to make this super-easy apple sauce! If you're using dehydrated apples, be sure to rehydrate them first. They may be a little brown in appearance, but they still taste great.

Your raisins are fine to use "as is," but rehydrate the dried cranberries before adding to the sauce.

  1. Peel the apple, and dice into small to medium pieces.
  2. Put in a non-stick pan and add the lemon juice, toss.
  3. Add the water and cinnamon, and stir well.
  4. Add the raisins and cranberries, stir, and cook for about five minutes.
  5. Add the brown sugar, stir, and heat on low for a minute.
  6. Add the apricot jam, stir well, and serve!

This sauce is so easy to make!

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Want to Use Fresh Ingredients?

If you want to use fresh ingredients that you may have on hand, do this:

Cinnamon, cranberries, grapes (for raisins), brown sugar

It's easy to make this chunky apple sauce with fresh ingredients.

First tip: To save time, cheat by using store-bought dried cranberries and raisins!

The amount of grapes to use for dehydrating to make the raisins is approximately 3 oz.

I hear ya! You're not gonna run your dehydrator just for a handful of raisins, so put some aside in the refrigerator when you make your next batch of raisins.

If you're looking to replicate those smaller black-dark colored raisins that you get in boxes, choose black grapes. But once you've eaten your own dehydrated grapes - from whatever color of grape you like, you'll never go back to boxed raisins, honest!

Same thing applies to cranberries - dry a handful, or put some in your refrigerator and add whatever amount suits your taste buds!

Delicious Combos to Tantalize Your Taste Buds!

Apple sauce in a dish, with cinnamon sticks

There are endless possibilities when it comes to apple sauce combinations.

You can add spices like nutmeg to give it a little extra flavor.

Or, mix in some other fruits like blueberries or pears for a unique twist.

The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity with apple sauce.

Learn how to dehydrate cranberries here. And see how to dehydrate pears too!


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20 Taste-Tested EASY Recipes - eBook or paperback

actually, there are 26 recipes!

The recipes also include the
food ingredient amounts to use
when you have fresh food on hand!

Here's How to Make EASY
MEALS with Dried Food

Recipe Book

🍕 Pizza!      🥧  Shepherd's Pie!
🥘  Beef Stew!

plus Cauliflower Soup and
Cauliflower Mash, along
with crazy Carrot Soup!


Desserts:
Carrot Cake and
Cranberry Pineapple Pie!
and more...

🍍 🍎 🥦 🥔  🍒 🧄

Here's How to Make EASY
MEALS with Dried Food

Recipe Book

20 Taste-Tested EASY Recipes - eBook or paperback

actually, there are 26 recipes!

🍕 Pizza!
🥧  Shepherd's Pie!
🥘  Beef Stew!

plus Cauliflower Soup and Cauliflower Mash, along with crazy Carrot Soup!

Decadent Desserts:

Carrot Cake and Cranberry Pineapple Pie and more...

The recipes also include the food ingredient amounts to use when you have fresh food on hand!


Use Apple Sauce as an Ingredient in Recipes

Apple sauce is not just for eating on its own. It can also be used as an ingredient in many recipes. Try using it as a topping for pancakes or waffles. Or, use it as a filling for pies or pastries. It's a healthy alternative to sugary sauces in recipes too!

So, next time you are in a pinch for a recipe sweetener, reach for the apple sauce.

Dive In!—It's Really Easy to Make

A female making apple sauce in a pan

We enjoyed our sauce warm, straight from the pan, spooned over French vanilla ice creamabsolute HEAVEN in a dish!

It didn't take more than five minutes to make either, which gave us just enough time for the ice cream to soften a little in the bowls. 

You can double up the recipe ingredient amounts, as the quantity above was good for two people—and store the leftovers in your freezer. And yes, you can omit the apricot jam, but honestly—it adds a little zing—and thickens the juice.

If your apple sauce seems a bit runny, keep heating it up and the extra liquid will evaporate. If you're into smoothies, add some of this sauce to your blender for instant thickening.

You can use this as a thickener too when making fruit leathers—click fruit leathers for more information and fruity ideas.

Try using a three-fruit marmalade (or a regular marmalade) and let me know how that worked for you! Send in your comments by contacting me here.

Don't forget to get your free "Six Simple Steps" eBook where I share how to dehydrate food safely!