Organic Apple Sauce Recipe

It is Not Only Delicious, it Provides Dietary Fiber and Regulates Blood Sugar

Copyright © 2011 ; all Rights Reserved; content may not be copied, rewritten, or republished without written permission; Posted November 20, 2011

A juicy red apple; photo courtesy Abhijit Tembhekar


What could be better than a bowl of apple sauce? A bowl of homemade organic apple sauce! Not only is it a sweet treat, it is also a powerhouse of nutrients and fiber. This fruit contains phytonutrients which are beneficial in helping you regulate your blood sugar, if that’s an issue with you.

It makes a fine side dish for those holiday feasts. Almost all grocery stores stock the organic variety now, but it is easy to make it at home. Come to think of it, that is the best way to fine tune any spices you want to add.

Ingredient List

Needless to say be sure all ingredients are certified organic.

  • 3 apples, chopped; peeling them is optional. I specify 3 here for ingredient ratio purposes; increase everything if you prefer.
  • 1/8 cup of brown sugar. I don’t recommend Splenda. It’s actually a chlorinated artificial sweetener. goes on to state, “Reduces the amount of good bacteria in your intestines by 50 percent”.
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • 3/4 cup orange juice.
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest.
  • Any other spices you fancy.

The Cooking Process

  1. Put the orange juice along with the chopped apples into a saucepan large enough to contain all the ingredients.
  2. Bring to a slow boil, then stir for about 8 minutes.
  3. Add your brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon zest, stirring all the while.
  4. Cook the mixture with no lid. When the apples reach the proper, you’re done!

Now all you have to decide is whether to eat it warm or chill it down in the refrigerator. If you are planning to serve it for a large meal like Thanksgiving or Christmas, you can make it as far in advance as 3 days prior.

More Ideas and Ingredients

If you want to make if more fun for the little ones to eat, consider adding some all-natural food coloring. (Works better than telling them it’s healthy!) This is a specially clever idea for other holidays. Can you imagine what you can come up with on Halloween?

How about New Year’s Eve? Spice it up with your favorite adult beverage. After all, Jello® shots are so yesterday! More spices? A friend of mine recommended nutmeg and peppermint. And don’t forget, you can substitute any fruit juice for the orange. I just would not recommend prune juice!

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