No-Sugar Apricot Applesauce

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: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 6 large apples
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots
  • 4 large dates, chopped
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon


  • 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.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.