Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce
Homemade unsweetened applesauce is a wonderful way to add natural sweetness and moisture to your baking recipes especially if you want to reduce your intake of refined sugar. It can be used in baking to make naturally sweet treats, used as toppings, as dressings and also as an egg substitute to replace the fat in baked goods.
- 450g apples peel and core the apples, leave some skins on if you wish
- 1 slice of lemon
- 1/3 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 1/2 cup water
Peel and core the apples and cut into 1 inch cubes. You can leave the skins on for more texture or remove them all for a smoother sauce. I like to remove some of the skins and leave some too.
Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and put it on a high heat. Bring to boil then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with the lid. Stir occasionally to check and make sure that the apples are not sticking to the bottom of the saucepan. Add a little bit of water if the apples are not cooked yet and the pot is almost dry.
Simmer for 20 minutes or until the apples are super soft and the water has almost evaporated.
Remove the lemon rind from the pot then put the apples into a food processor or use a hand held immersion blender to make the smooth sauce. Transfer the applesauce to a sealed container or jar.
Serving: 30gCalories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 10.4gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSodium: 1.2mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 7.8gVitamin A: 2.2IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 4.9mgIron: 0.2mg