Apple sauce is a great condiment to serve with vegetables, a healthier dessert option and the perfect substitute for butter, egg or sugar in recipes. It is also incredibly easy to make.
Butter substitute: 1:1 (1 cup butter = 1 cup applesauce). Be aware that it will make baked goods more dense, so we wouldn’t recommend substituting all the butter.
Eggs: 1⁄4 cup = 1 egg
Sugar: 1:1 and reduce any liquid added by about 150ml as the sauce adds more liquid. If no liquid in the recipe, no need to adjust.
Serving size: Yields 1 cup of applesauce
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-20 minutes
Clean-up time: 5 minutes
Skill level: Novice chef
½ cup water
Optional extras (added flavour)
15 ml (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
5ml (1 teaspoon) cinnamon
15ml (1 tablespoon) sugar or honey
Any or all of the above.
1. Peel, core and dice the apples. Alternatively, use a blender.
2. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
3. Simmer for 10 – 20 minutes until the apples are very soft.
4. Mash and let cool.
5. Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
This recipe was made in the Ergohacks Kitchen. Click to read more about our access icons used in this review. It was first published on 16 December 2015 and last updated on 20 April 2016.