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4 Ingredient Apple Sauce

This recipe is so amazingly easy and quick to make. With 4 simple ingredients you can have a homemade apple sauce that goes amazingly well with so many other recipes or on its own, served warm or cold it is absolutely delicious.

Finished Apple Sauce

Easiest Apple Sauce Recipe Ever

This apple sauce is so quick and easy to make, there are no preservatives, and is a healthier alternative to store-bought apple sauce because you can control the amount of sugar you add to the sauce. This apple sauce can also be used in a bunch of different recipes as well! So it is so diverse but also great for a snack for yourself or the kids! Plus making this recipe your house is going to smell amazing, the sweetness from the sugary apples and the cinnamon, was truly amazing.

4 Ingredients, That’s All You Need

You heard right, 4 ingredients, that’s it. Anytime I see a recipe for a limited amount of ingredients I am immediately engaged, because, most of the time you have them laying around in your fridge or pantry. So no extra trips to the store are needed, and that’s always a win in my book!

Apples

So first and foremost the most important ingredient to this recipe is going to be apples, because, well we are making an apple sauce. Now for the type of apples to use really is going to be personal preference, but I ended up using some Honeycrisp apples that I had hanging out in my fruit basket. You could use any apple technically the only thing that may change when doing this is the amount of sugar you will need to add to your apples.

If you choose to use Granny Smith Apples your sauce may need a bit more sugar because granny smith apples can be more on the tart side, so balancing it with a touch more sugar would make your sauce perfect. Ambrosia Apples would also be great since they already have a natural sweetness to them and you could potentially need very little to no sugar at all depending on your taste!

Sugar

Now I know you have this ingredient in your pantry at home! For this recipe, I used plain ol’ granulated sugar. I would add in sugar one tablespoon at a time, just because depending on how sweet your apples are you wouldn’t want to overpower everything with too much sugar. You could also use sugar in the raw or stevia if you prefer, but follow the same method of adding a little at a time and tasting.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon, one of my favorite spices. It can transform dishes. It can be used in savory dishes or sweet dishes, it’s so diverse and universal too. But, I know there may be some of you who do not enjoy cinnamon, maybe your kids are not the biggest fans, or you simply don’t have any in the house right now. But not to worry, you could absolutely skip this ingredient as well. I personally love cinnamon apple sauce so for me it’s a must-have!

Water

For our final ingredient, we need water. Yup, that’s it, good ol’ water. We just need a little bit of cooking liquid to make sure our apples soften up and that we don’t end up burning our sugar to the bottom of our saucepans.

Delicious Homemade Chunky Apple Sauce

How to Make 4 Ingredient Apple Sauce – Step By Step

  • First we will want to go ahead with our apples of choice and give them a good wash, peel, core, and give them a good dice.
Apples Diced on Cutting Board
  • After having our apples diced add them into a saucepan with your sugar, water and cinnamon.
  • Give your apple sugar mixture a good stir and turn the heat to a med. high. Bring the apples to a simmer, stir, and place the lid on top to cook untill apples are soft, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Once the apple are nice and soft you can use a potato masher and mash up you apples to a chunkier consistancy. If you would prefer to have more of a silky smooth consistancy you can use an immersion blender or even your countertop blender to smooth it all out.
Mashing Apples to Make Apple Sauce
  • After mashing or blending your apples store in an airtight container in your refridgerator for up to 5 days or serve warm, both are delicious!
Finished Apple Sauce in Glass Bowl

What Else Would This Apple Sauce Go Well With?

This 4 ingredient apple sauce is amazing on its own, don’t get me wrong, but, adding it into your baking is amazing. You can add this into your apple muffins, apple bread, even in banana bread for an even more flavourful moist bread!

Another tried-and-true combination would be on pork chops and other pork roasts. It is such an amazingly delicious combination of sweet and savory, all of your family will be asking for seconds trust me!

4 Ingredient Apple Sauce

4 Ingredient Apple Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A Super Easy Apple Sauce Recipe That Can Be Used For Multiple Other Recipes As Well As An Amazing Snack Or Side Dish On Its Own!

Ingredients

  • 3-6 Small to Medium Sized Apples 
  • 1-3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar **
  • 1/2-1 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 Cups Of Water 

Instructions

  1. Give your apples a thorough wash, peel, core, and dice.
  2. Add your apples into a medium-sized saucepan.
  3. Add in your cinnamon, water, and sugar.
  4. Keep in mind that you should go with the less is more in the sugar and cinnamon depending on how many apples you are using and the type of apples you use.
  5. Bring the contents of your saucepan to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes or until your apples have softened up.
  6. Once your apples are nice and soft, depending on the texture you are looking for use a potato masher ***, blender, or immersion blender to get your sauce to the consistency you desire.
  7. Enjoy warm or chilled, keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days covered in an airtight container.

Notes

** You can also substitute for Sugar in the Raw or Stevia.

*** Using a potato masher will give you more of a thicker chunkier apple sauce, perfect for baking and pork chops!

4 Ingredient Apple Sauce

4 Ingredient Apple Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A Super Easy Apple Sauce Recipe That Can Be Used For Multiple Other Recipes As Well As An Amazing Snack Or Side Dish On Its Own!

Ingredients

  • 3-6 Small to Medium Sized Apples 
  • 1-3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar **
  • 1/2-1 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 Cups Of Water 

Instructions

  1. Give your apples a thorough wash, peel, core, and dice.
  2. Add your apples into a medium-sized saucepan.
  3. Add in your cinnamon, water, and sugar.
  4. Keep in mind that you should go with the less is more in the sugar and cinnamon depending on how many apples you are using and the type of apples you use.
  5. Bring the contents of your saucepan to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes or until your apples have softened up.
  6. Once your apples are nice and soft, depending on the texture you are looking for use a potato masher ***, blender, or immersion blender to get your sauce to the consistency you desire.
  7. Enjoy warm or chilled, keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days covered in an airtight container.

Notes

** You can also substitute for Sugar in the Raw or Stevia.

*** Using a potato masher will give you more of a thicker chunkier apple sauce, perfect for baking and pork chops!

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