Simple Applesauce

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
Try this great recipe on its own as a side dish or snack or spoon it over vanilla ice cream as a way to add fruit to dessert!

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  • Prep Time: 45 minutes plus cooling time

Side Dishes

Serves: 6
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: Red


4 large apples, any variety, preferably sweet
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon   


Core, but do not peel apples; cut into chunks. 

Add water and bring to boil. 

Reduce heat to LOW and simmer 25 minutes or until apples are soft. 

Add cinnamon and cook for 5 minutes. 


Place in blender and blend until smooth.

Sweet apples will not require sugar.  If tart apples are used, some sugar may be needed.  Nutrition information does not include optional sugar.

Each serving provides: A good source of vitamin C and fiber.


Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    78
  • Carbohydrates:    21g
  • Total Fat:    0.3g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.0g
  • Dietary Fiber:    4g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    3%
  • Sodium:    2 mg
  • Protein:    0g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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