Sweet Apple Sauce Recipe
Dessert - Filling - Topping

Versatility is the theme of this apple sauce recipe. The recipe comes in handy during the apple harvest season to preserve or freeze apples for later use.

Apple sauce is a delicious dessert. Serve it plain, with vanilla ice cream or custard. A mild natural yoghurt is one of my favourite combinations.

Cooked apples as a traditional filling for pies and pastries are often combined with cream cheese or nuts such as almonds, or walnuts, or some raisins are added. Popular examples are an apple pie, apple turnover or apple strudel.

Apple mash is also great to pair up with potato pancakes.


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Apple sauce

Apple sauce recipe


For 3 people eating apple sauce with potato pancakes or filling one round apple pie we use about 1 kg apples. In general the sourer the apple you use is the more sugar you will probably add. If you use a sweeter one or mix different apples together you change the aroma and sweetness of the sauce. So please see the amounts as a rough
guideline and adjust the cooked apple recipe to your taste.

  • 1 kg apples, peeled, decored and quartered (cooking apples like granny smith are on the sourer side and it works as well with eating apples like golden delicious, gala or braeburn, then you might need less sugar)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

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Step by step cooking instructions:

  1. Peel, decore and quarter the apples. Collect them in a cooking pot.
  2. Add about one cup of water, so that the bottom of your pot is covered to prevent the apples sticking to the bottom during the cooking process.
  3. Add the brown sugar, the ground cinnamon and the lemon juice on top of the apples.
  4. Heat your pot up, then turn back to your lowest heat and let the mix cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the apples are soft and start to loose their shape.

    If you like a chunky apple sauce you can finish here otherwise follow step five.
  5. Take a second pot or bowl in which you strain your apple sauce in. Push the apple pieces through with a wooden spoon.


    For a completely smooth outcome you may want to choose a hanblender to blend the apple sauce.
  6. Taste and adjust sweetness and seasoning with cinnamon.

How to use or serve the apple sauce

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The apple sauce goes well with potato pancakes or makes a great filling for apple pies. All the same it can be served as a dessert on its own or spiced up with some ice cream or yoghurt.

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Apple Sauce Recipe

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