Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Bowl of homemade applesauce

This applesauce is delicious either hot or cold and pairs well with pork chops. It's terrific with cottage cheese as a light lunch, and great with frozen vanilla yogurt as a dessert. This applesauce is made with Truvia Original Sweetener and has 45% fewer calories* and 50% less sugar* than the regular sugar-sweetened version. Makes 14 servings.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Serving size: 12 cup

Calories: 60 Calories


  • 4 lbs of apples (about 7 to 10 apples, depending on the size), peeled, cored, and quartered (use apple varieties that are good for cooking such as Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji, or Golden Delicious)

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 13 cup of zero-calorie Truvia Original Calorie-Free Sweetener Spoonable Jar*** (Try our stevia leaf or monk fruit sweetener!)

  • 14 tsp salt


  • 1.

    Peel, core and quarter apples.

  • 2.

    In a large saucepan combine apples, water, cinnamon and Truvia Original Sweetener.

  • 3.

    Bring to a boil on high heat, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer for 25-35 minutes or until the apples are completely tender and cooked through.

  • 4.

    Remove the pot from the heat.

  • 5.

    Use a potato masher to mash the cooked apples in the pot to make a chunky applesauce. For a smoother applesauce, purée them in a blender. (Do small batches and do not fill the blender bowl more than halfway.)

  • 6.

    Place in a sealable container and store in the refrigerator.

*This applesauce has 60 calories and 13 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version which has 110 calories and 26 gram of sugar per serving.

**Erythritol value may vary based on your choice of sweetener.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 50mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 13g
Erythritol** 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 0% DV
Iron 0% Dv
Potassium 2% DV
Homemade Applesauce is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Apple Dapple Sauce Sounds great. Few variations: I would use pumpkin pie spice for richer seasoning, instead of water unsweetened apple juice and salted butter instead of salt
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy applesauce This was quick and easy to make and I didn't have to use as much Truvia as suggested!! Love this for snacks or as a side dish!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious Applesauce I really love this recipe because not only does it taste delicious, but it is made with simple ingredients. This is a great healthy snack or delicious side to your meal and is easy to make. This is great for adults and kids and low in calories.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes Great! We love applesauce, and as a very large family we put up 200+ quarts on our best yrs. Adding a little sweetness, really 'sweetens the pot'!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Applesauce! The first thing I learned to make was applesauce, & I love it a bit chunky. This recipe is easy & leaves room to customize. A little pumpkin pie spice maybe?!
Date published: 2017-01-05
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