Apple is known as the queen of fruits and applesauce is a very popular dish made out of it. However, have you ever thought about the amount of calories that you are consuming! Therefore let’s discover this new recipe of applesauce without sugar. Let’s also recap the advantages of having an apple a day. Apple contains extremely important antioxidants, dietary fiber and flavonoids. By taking an apple you are keeping at bay many diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension or heart diseases. It is due to the presence of unique antioxidants and phytonutrients in the apple that helps it to fight the risk of so many diseases. So, it forms an important part of our daily diet. However to have the same apples daily becomes a bit boring. Hence try to make different variations of apple sweet dishes that have all the goodness of the apples as well as yummy.
Ingredients for making the Applesauce with No Sugar:
- Apples, 3 pounds equal to 6 large apples
- Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon
- Nutmeg, 1 pinch
- Water, 1 1⁄2 cups
- Lemon, thin slices, 2
- Salt, 1⁄4 teaspoon
Video tutorial for preparing Homemade Applesauce without sugar:
Directions for preparing Homemade Applesauce without Sugar:
- Start with peeling the apples and removing the core. There are many simple tools available in the market that can greatly speed up peeling and coring process. Please take the aid of such tools as they can save a lot of your time. Some of the peel can be left to give a slightly coarse texture to the applesauce.
- Next, dice the apples into almost equal sizes of 1 inch cubes.
- Throw the diced apples and rest of the ingredients into a big stock pot, while the heat is turned to high. Let the mixture come to a boil after which you can cover it and let it cook slowly on a low flame. The apples will become soft while the apple sauce simmers for the next 20 minutes. Check the apples, if they aren’t very soft yet, let it simmer for some more time till it becomes very tender. As with any other sauces, there are chances of the apples getting stuck to the bottom of the pot. If you find the consistency becoming tight, loosen it by adding some more water. Take out the lemon slices from applesauce. Mash the apples using a masher or a blender to make the consistency smooth.
Overall recipe calorie:
One serving of applesauce without sugar is equivalent to 50 calories.
Did you know that applesauce can be used instead of oil or butter for baking? The applesauce without sugar can be easily frozen for future use. It has to be kept frozen continuously then only it can stay fresh for about 2 weeks. Make sure to leave some headspace while storing the applesauce in an airtight container. Only thing to note is that the spices can be added later, after thawing the applesauce. When the spices are frozen they lose their flavor and scent over longer duration of time gap.