This spiced applesauce is an amazing way to start the morning. I love it by itself or as a healthy topping for oatmeal, yogurt, or cottage cheese. I try to eat gluten- and sugar-free food as much as possible while keeping it delicious and full of flavor. This simple recipe is an easy choice! Agave nectar is a fantastic natural sweetener that is low carb and low glycemic index. It is about twice as sweet as sugar so use it in moderation. Use twice the amount of sugar if you are going to substitute. I like my apples tart, so feel free to sweeten to taste.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix apples, water, lemon juice, and agave nectar in a pot over medium heat; season with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently, and cook until the apples soften, about 15 minutes. Use a potato masher or a large fork to mash apples to desired consistency.

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  • Remove pot from heat and allow applesauce to cool. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until cold.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

153.6 calories; 0.7 g protein; 40.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2012
Pretty good. I needed more water than called for as it dried out. If you aren't used to the taste of agave I recommend you add a little at a time to taste. I served this over pork chops. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2012
Pretty good. I needed more water than called for as it dried out. If you aren't used to the taste of agave I recommend you add a little at a time to taste. I served this over pork chops. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2013
I used Granny Smith apples in this recipe honey instead of agave nectar (I didn't have agave nectar on hand) and I omitted the pepper. I actually cooked this in my slow cooker all morning then cooled it and ran the apples and liquid through my food processor. This turned out very well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
I just made this and I think it's great! I used an apple corer/slicer after peeling the apples (no dicing) they will cook down. I did need a little extra water but that is easily adjustable and could been necessary due to the a unusual combination of apple varieties (Fuji and Red Delicious) I used. I needed to use them because the kids didn't eat them up quick enough! I wanted a recipe that would allow me to sweeten up the applesauce some but without sugar. This turned out very good exceeding my expectations! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2016
Smells amazing! I just made some to go in a recipe I found for breakfast protein muffins so didn't actually eat it before baking it! I used one Bramley Apple and one golden delicious and halved all the other ingredients with honey and let it simmer until all the water had gone. I also left the skin on for a bit more texture and the extra nutrients Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2014
This was my first time making applesauce and I found it very easy and yummy. The hardest part was dicing all the apples. I didn't have agave so I used honey. I did a half recipe and got plenty of applesauce. I ended with is a bit chunky but that's completely because of the minimal effort I put into mashing it at the end. Read More