20 Jun 2023 Vegan

Home-made apple sauce

Home-made apple sauce is a favourite snack of many toddlers. And many Dutch adults love it too)

My favourite varieties for making apple sauce (and in general for eating) are Goudreinet and Rode Boskoop (Dutch varieties). These both sorts of apples are quite sour, with very little sweetness. These apples become soft and tender already after a few minutes of cooking. Other suitable varieties for homemade applesauce are Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonathan, or Golden Delicious.

Apple sauce is a good egg substitute in batter that should be moist like banana breads and muffins.

FYI: Applesauce freezes well. You can keep it for at least up to 3 months in the freezer.

Serves: 8
Nutrition: 67 kcal 0.3 g fat 15.5 g carbs 0.5 g protein 2.5 g fibre
  • Ingredients
  • 1 kg apples (about 4-5 apples)
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice



Remove the apple peels with a vegetable peeler. Remove the core from the apple. Cut the cored apple into large chunks.


Place the apples with water, sugar and lemon juice in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to low heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the apples are completely tender and cooked through.


For a chunky applesauce, mash using a potato ricer. For a smooth applesauce blend using a food processor.


At this point, you can still choose to adjust the taste and consistency of your applesauce. If it is too sweet, add more lemon juice. If it is too thick, add more water to thin it out.


Store in a sterilized jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.