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Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce with Apple Cider

Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce with Apple Cider

Take advantage of apple season and make a batch of this easy and simple Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce with Apple Cider .

Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce made with apple cider and no added sugars.
It’s almost officially fall! To say I’m a little excited is definitely an understatement. Fall is my favorite season and I think it is such a beautiful time of year here in Michigan.

I’m hoping for great fall colors this year because last year the colors were later and not as vibrant.

Since it’s almost fall, it’s time for my annual trip to the apple orchard. I try to go apple picking at least once every fall, twice if I’m able to.

Picking apples is the perfect fall activity. My bestie Angie and I went last weekend to Crane Orchards located in Fennville, MI. We went there last year and loved the orchard.

Apple Picking in Michigan: the perfect way to spend a fall day!

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Apple Picking is a great fall activity to do! There's nothing greater than a fresh picked apple!
Apple picking at Cranes Orchard in Fennville, Michigan
I left the orchard with 40 pounds of apples. At the time I didn’t think that 40 pounds of apples would be that much.

I quickly realized that I might have picked too many apples. This always happens to me, but it’s a good problem to have. The more apples, the better!

With my refrigerator full of apples, I have been making lots of apple recipes including Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce with Apple Cider.

Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce made with apple cider and no added sugars. Easy to make! #fall #apples
I can’t remember if I have mentioned this before, but I am highly sensitive to sugar. I can eat a little bit, but my body doesn’t process sugar very well because I have non-diabetic hypoglycemia. Even the natural sugars of some fruits are just too sweet for me.

I love applesauce and I feel that the apples are naturally sweet on their own and it is really unnecessary to add tons of sugar.

Cooking the apples with apple cider adds another layer of flavor and a touch of natural sweetness. I highly recommend using a high quality thick, cloudy apple cider. It’ll make such a difference in the recipe.

Use you favorite mix of apples. For this applesauce I used a mix of apples: macintosh, blonde and gala.

What’s great about making your own applesauce is that you can use your favorite mix of apples and you can control the sugar level. You can also add in extra spices like nutmeg and ground ginger.

Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce with Apple Cider. Simple and easy to make!
I’m really looking forward to sharing more fall inspired recipes with you. I am currently working on squash, pumpkin and more apple recipes.

Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce made with apple cider and no added sugars.

Homemade Unsweetened Apple Sauce with Apple Cider

Yield: 6-7 Cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Take advantage of apple season and make a batch of this easy and simple Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce with Apple Cider .

Ingredients

  • 6 Pounds Apples, I used a mix of macintosh, blondee and gala
  • Juice of 1 Small Lemon
  • 1 Cup Apple Cider
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Peel and core the apples. Then cut them into slices. Add to a large stockpot and add the lemon juice apple cider and cinnamon.
  2. Cook over medium heat until the apples are soft, about 25 minutes. Stir the apples occasionally while they are cooking.
  3. Carefully, working in batches, transfer the apples to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Transfer the applesauce to jars with a tight fitting lid. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

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Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce with Apple Cider. No added refined sugars. Perfect ways to use up all your fall apples

Xo Jeni

Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce made with apple cider and no refined added sugars. Use you favorite mix of apples for this simple and easy applesauce recipe!

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