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Zero Point Homemade Applesauce

This Zero Point Homemade Applesauce is simple to make and requires just 5 ingredients.  Makes for the most delicious healthy side dish, treat, snack, or even dessert!

Makes 10 ( 1/2 cup) servings

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: zero points per serving 

 

What ingredients do I need to make this Zero Point Homemade Applesauce?

  • Apples: I like to use either Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples. Golden Delicious apples are sweet, crisp, and firm, which makes them perfect for applesauce. Granny Smith apples are tart, crisp and firm, which also makes them perfect for applesauce. You could also use: Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, Macous, or Red Delicious. 
  • Zero point white or brown granulated sugar substitute: I love the flavor that the brown sugar sweetener gives these baked apples, so I use Lakanto monkfruit golden sweetener in this particular recipe. However, you can use either a zero point white sugar sweetener or a brown sugar sweetener.  Now, if you prefer an unsweetened applesauce-you can just omit the sweetener all together! 
  • Lemon juice: preserves the color and balances the acidity of the apples. 
  • Water: thins out the applesauce.
  • Cinnamon: adds delicious flavor but if you wanted to omit it. Feel free to substitute it with nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice.

 

What sweetener do you recommend using?

I use Lakanto Classic Monkfuit Sweetener and Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener in most my baking recipes. The Classic is a zero point white granulated sugar substitute and the the Golden is a zero point brown sugar substitute.  You can find them online HERE.

I love the flavor that the brown sugar sweetener gives these baked apples, so I use Lakanto monkfruit golden sweetener in this particular recipe. However, you can use either a zero point white sugar sweetener or a brown sugar sweetener.  

Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have. It has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar-so if you were to use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the measurement that would be equal to real sugar. If you use a different sugar alternative you’ll want to check the point value on the brand you use. Each brand can vary in points.

The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. So, if  you use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the equivalent to real sugar that is recommended on back of the sugar substitute package.

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 Now, if you prefer an unsweetened applesauce-you can just omit the sweetener all together! 

How long does Zero Point Homemade Applesauce stay fresh?

This applesauce can be stored in an air-tight container or sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

 

How do I make this Zero Point Homemade Applesauce?

Start by coring, peeling, and chopping the apples.

Place peeled, cored, and chopped apples into the crock pot. 

Drizzle lemon juice over the top. Sprinkle with the sugar sweetener and cinnamon. Stir to combine. 

Add water on top and cover the crock pot with the lid.

Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until apples are very soft. 

Mash with a potato masher or use an immersion blender for a smoother texture.  

Enjoy!

 

Can this Zero Point Homemade Applesauce made in an Instant Pot? 

Yes, this applesauce can be made in an Instant Pot. Here’s how:

  • Place cored, peeled, and chopped apples into the Instant Pot.
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the top. Sprinkle the apples with sugar sweetener and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  • Add water on top and place the lid on the Instant Pot. Turn the knob on top to the “SEALING” position.
  • Press the “MANUAL” or “PRESSURE COOK” or “HIGH PRESSURE” button for 7 minutes
  • Let the Instant Pot sit for 10 minutes and do a NATURAL RELEASE, and move the valve to VENTING for a quick release.
  • This applesauce can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled. 

Ingredients: 

  • 12 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/3 cup zero point white or brown granulated sugar substitute- I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

Directions: 

  • Place cored, peeled, and chopped apples into the crock pot. 
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the top. Sprinkle with the sugar sweetener and cinnamon. Stir to combine. 
  • Add water on top and cover the crock pot with the lid.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until apples are very soft. Turn off the crockpot.
  • Mash the cooked apples with a potato masher or use an immersion blender for a smoother texture.
  • This can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled. 

 

Makes 10 ( 1/2 cup) servings

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: zero points per serving 

Author Notes

  • This applesauce tastes amazing served right from the crockpot, chilled, or at room temperature. 
  • Store leftovers applesauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
    This applesauce freezes great. Pour cooked, cooled homemade applesauce in freezer bags. Store bags of applesauce in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Looking for an unsweetened applesauce? Just omit the sweetener all together! 
Yield: 10

Zero Point Homemade Applesauce

Zero Point Homemade Applesauce

This Zero Point Homemade Applesauce is simple to make and requires just 5 ingredients.  Makes for the best side dish, treat, snack, or even dessert!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/3 cup zero point brown or white granulated sugar substitute- I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Place peeled, cored, and chopped apples into the crock pot. 
    2. Drizzle lemon juice over the top. Sprinkle with the sugar sweetener and cinnamon. Stir to combine. 
    3. Add water on top and cover the crock pot with the lid.
    4. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until apples are very soft. Turn off the crockpot.
    5. Mash the cooked apples with a potato masher or use an immersion blender for a smoother texture.
    6. Enjoy! 


      Makes 10 ( 1/2 cup) servings

      GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: zero points per serving 

Notes

    • Looking for an unsweetened applesauce? Just omit the sweetener all together! 
    • This applesauce tastes amazing served right from the crockpot, chilled, or at room temperature. 
    • Store leftovers applesauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. This applesauce freezes great. Pour cooked, cooled homemade applesauce in freezer bags. Store bags of applesauce in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Can this applesauce be made in an Instant Pot? Yes! Here's how:

    Place cored, peeled, and chopped apples into the Instant Pot.
    Drizzle lemon juice over the top. Sprinkle the apples with sugar sweetener and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
    Add water on top and place the lid on the Instant Pot. Turn the knob on top to the “SEALING” position.
    Press the “MANUAL” or “PRESSURE COOK” or “HIGH PRESSURE” button for 7 minutes
    Let the Instant Pot sit for 10 minutes and do a NATURAL RELEASE, and move the valve to VENTING for a quick release.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 33gNet Carbohydrates: 27gFiber: 6gSugar: 19gProtein: 0g

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Tuesday 19th of October 2021

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EJ

Friday 16th of October 2020

I made this in my instant pot and used a potato masher. It was very, very good and blows store bought applesauce away. Yum!

Vicki Paglione

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

Just made this with honey crisp apples in my instant pot. I don't like things to sweet so I only used ¼ cup sweetener. Grated some fresh cinnamon and nutmeg into it. It is delicious. I can’t wait to spoon it warm over some pancakes with a dollop (okay maybe more than a dollop) of whipped cream.

Cynthia

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

why cant I ever print your recipes?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Hi Cynthia

I’m not sure why that is. All you need to do is push the PRINT button located at the top of the recipe card.

If you click “jump to recipe”-you’ll see a PRINT button at the top.

Thank you

Julie

Sunday 6th of September 2020

C a n you can this? And how? Thanks.

Lindsay Kehl

Sunday 6th of September 2020

Hi Julie,

Yes,

Yes you can. This recipe can be canned in a water canning bath by:

1)Pouring the hot applesauce into 1/2 or 1 pint jars. 2)Add 1/2 tablespoon bottled lemon juice for half-pint or 1 Tbsp for pint size size jars.
 3)Leave 1/2 inch headspace at the top of the jars. 4)Put lids on. Process in a water bath or steam canner or pressure canner. 5)Water bath / steam for 15-20 minutes.

Thanks so much.

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