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

Apple Sauce over Vanilla Ice Cream

Who doesn't love apple sauce? Add it to smoothies to add thickness, or use it solely as a quick dessert. The way I made it is quite chunky, but you could blend it if you wanted a smoother sauce! It's certainly easy to make as our recipe will show you!

It's also a great accompaniment to pork chops!

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Dehydrated apples are a great way to make your own apple sauce. Simply rehydrate the apples in water and then cook them down into a thick sauce. You can add spices or sweeteners to taste. This is a great way to use up any extra apples you may have on hand.

Learn how to dehydrate apples here.

Our recipe 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, take a look at my sister-site, Finally-Keto. But what I want to add here is this: Try Polaner Sugar-Free jams. They look and taste just the same as their sugar-laden counterparts. I get my Polaner jams from and here is a link out to the Apricot Jam (just click the image).

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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 will taste great. Your raisins and/or dried cranberries are fine to use "as is."

  1. Peel the apple, 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, stir well.
  4. Add the raisins and cranberries, stir and cook about five minutes.
  5. Add the brown sugar, stir, heat on low a minute.
  6. Add the apricot jam, stir well and serve!

This sauce is so easy to make!

Delicious Combos to Tantalize Your Taste Buds!

There are endless possibilities when it comes to apple sauce combinations. You can add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to give it a little extra flavor. Or, mix in some other fruits like cranberries or pears for a unique twist.

The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity with this versatile dish. So go ahead and experiment until you find your perfect combination.

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

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. Use it as a healthy alternative to sugary sauces in recipes too!

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

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Dive In!—It's Really Easy to Make

We enjoyed our sauce warm, straight from the pan, spooned right over some French vanilla ice creamabsolute HEAVEN in a dish! It didn't take more than five minutes to make either, just 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 peopleand 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) too and let us know how that worked for you! Send in your comments by contacting us here.

Before you go, check out our books from Easy Food Dehydrating, below. Treat your doggie to something special too!

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Susan Gast began Easy Food Dehydrating in December 2010. Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to "food dehydrating."

She is featured on Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI) who host this site. Read her first SBI interview, and her second SBI interview.

Since 1980, Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to create a "review site" of products related to the publishing industry. Visit ePubTechReviews today, also hosted by Solo Build It. Susan also runs her namesake site on Solo Build It that showcases the books she has written since 2010.

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