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
- 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.