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This is not your average apple sauce

Applesauce has been a favorite snack of mine since I was a little girl. Do you remember the little cups our parents would buy from the grocery store and we would eat it at lunch, and it was just oh so delicious? Well, this is not that applesauce. It is ten times better! It has great texture and is warmed with spices, this homemade applesauce is sweet and tangy and perfect for fall.

Most apple recipes call for Granny Smith apples when cooking or baking because they maintain their shape and are a little tart. I like to use a sweeter apple for this wonderfully delicious applesauce, because then I don't have to add any sugar, and we don't care about how well the shape is maintained. This time I went for Fuji apples, but Gala or Honey Crisp work just as well.

You will find me eating this on its own, over oatmeal in the morning for breakfast, warm over vanilla ice cream for dessert - which actually tastes like a crustless apple pie. It is seriously good with anything and everything. Did I mention that this recipe is Whole30 AND Paleo? It's delicious AND healthy. We are winning!


🏷 Time: 10 mins



  • 2lbs Apples (about 4 apples)

  • 1/2tsp Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/4tsp Ground Allspice

  • 2tsp Lemon Juice

  • 1/2tsp Salt

  • 3/4c Water


  • Peel, core, and dice apples

  • Combine everything in the insert of your instant pot, and stir to combine

  • Cook at high pressure for 6 minutes

  • Let the pressure completely release naturally, before pressing the button to release any remaining pressure

  • Gently stir, the apples should fall apart leaving you with a wonderfully chunky and smooth applesauce

  • Serve warm or let cool and serve cold


If you don't have an Instant Pot or a KitchenAid:

  • Place all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat, stir to combine

  • Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are soft

  • Remove lid and stir. The apples should fall apart and you will have a chunky applesauce. If you would prefer it to be smoother, mash with a fork or potato masher


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