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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Delicious Apple Sauce Recipe

By , May 20, 2020

Apple sauce recipe makes a delicious dessert topped with meringue or freshly whipped crème. With the homemade apple pie, the sauce becomes a filling and a side dish for potato-fritters. The sauce is easy to prepare and versatile to serve.

a bowl of sweet apple sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 Pie topping

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Suitable for: Vegetarian Diet, Low Salt Diet

Ingredient list

  • 1kg Apples
  • Spices: cinnamon, clove
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon of water
  • The juice of ½ a lemon

Method to prepare the apple sauce:

  1. Wash, quarter, core and peel the one kilo gram of apples and collect them in a saucepan.
  2. Pour three tablespoons of water into the saucepan.
  3. Add the tablespoon of sugar with cinnamon and clove to taste.
  4. Cook the apples on low heat for about 30 minutes, until the fruits disintegrate and reach a creamy consistency.
  5. Add the juice of ½ a lemon to prevent discoloration.
  6. If you like a chunky apple sauce you can finish here otherwise follow step five.

  7. Take a second pot or bowl in which you strain your apple sauce in. Push the apple pieces through with a wooden spoon.
  8. or
    For a completely smooth outcome use a hand-blender to blend the apple sauce.

  9. Taste and adjust sweetness and seasoning with cinnamon.

Serving ideas:

  • Sweet pie: Fill a pastry-lined pie form decorate with a pastry net or cover it fully
  • Sweet pie: Fill a baked pie crust and top with meringue (can be done while hot)
  • Hot or cold dessert topped with whipped cream
  • Hot dessert topped with meringue
  • Side-dish to potato-fritters
  • Side dish to pan-cakes

How much apple mash to prepare?

The amount to prepare is always a tricky question. For three people eating apple sauce with potato pancakes or filling one round apple pie, we use about one-kilogram apples. 

In general, the sourer the apple you use is the more sugar you will probably add. If you use a sweeter apple or mix different apple types 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.

The apple sauce recipe 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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