Apple-Apricot Sauce

You don’t really need to peel the apples if you’re short on time, but it only takes about 5 minutes and will give you a smoother sauce. Try adding a touch of nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice for extra flavor.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 6 apples
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 4 dates, chopped


  • Peel, core, and chop apples. Add apples and water to a large soup or stock pot and bring to a low boil. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chopped apricots and dates and simmer for another 10–15 minutes.
  • Mash with a large fork until desired consistency is reached, or allow to cool slightly and purée in a blender until smooth.