Sharp and Sweet Apple Sauce

 Vegan apple sauce recipe 

Apple Sauce is so quick and easy to make. Much cheaper and tastier than the shop bought stuff, plus you know there's no preservatives or other nasties in it. It's really versatile too, use it:

  • To replace eggs in baking to bind ingredients together
  • Stirred into porridge for a natural sweetener
  • Dolloped on your pancakes
  • Served with savoury dishes such as nut roast

Vegan Apple Sauce Recipe

Ingredients (makes 2 cups)

  • 4 large apples
  • 3 Tbsp caster sugar
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

Method:

Peel, core, and chop the apples into small chunks. Chuck in a pan with the water, sugar and lemon and simmer on a medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the chunks are soft and becoming sludgy (10-20 minutes depending on apple variety and size of chunks). Then mash with a potato masher, or if you prefer the sauce completely smooth, whizz up in a blender. This is very freezable too so keep one cup in the fridge to use now and another in the freezer for next time your baking recipe calls for apple sauce! 

Nutrition (per Tbsp):

  • Protein: 0.2g  (Women - 0.4% / Men - 0.3%)
  • Iron: 0.1mg  (Women - 0.6% / Men - 0.9%)
  • Calories: 44.7  (Women - 2.2% / Men - 1.9%)
  • Sugars: 9.9g  (Women - 11.0% / Men - 8.3%)
  • Total Fat: 0.1g  (Women - 0.1% / Men - 0.1%)
  • Saturated Fat: 0.0g  (Women - 0% / Men - 0%)
  • Salt: 0.0g  (Women - 0% / Men - 0%)
  • Fibre: 0.9g  (Women - 3.0% / Men - 3.0%)

See the Nutrition Info page for more details on % of Dietary Reference Values for men and women.