Quick and easy homemade raspberry apple sauce with only 4 ingredients! Naturally paleo and vegan.
One of my problems with snacking is that it usually involves some form of sweetener. Not here! All you need are apples, frozen raspberries, and a little apple and lemon juice. I eat this stuff all day. Seriously. It’s just so great for the super lazy. I love fruit but sometimes I just couldn’t be bothered but I’m usually up to opening the jar of apple sauce and pouring a huge bowl of it. This I can do.
The texture is exactly like store bought apple sauce, with the exception of some raspberry seeds, but the flavor is all raspberry. If you smack your mouth around a little (does that even make sense?) then you can taste some apple. But it’s subtle. And with my totally-not-sweet frozen raspberries, this is slightly tart. You could add a little honey if you like, but I don’t think it’s necessary.
I’ve made it a few times and there is such a thing as adding too many raspberries. It’ll just be runny and not sweet enough. So don’t use more raspberries unless you want to add store bought apple sauce to make it thicker! And that kind of defeats the whole point of making apple sauce, doesn’t it?
I don’t know a thing about apples. I go to the store and pick the cheapest that are labeled as sweet and not sour. So use any sweet apples you like! And feel free to use more. Mr. Texanerin made this as a surprise for me one day and used an extra pound of apples and it tastes pretty much the same. We’ve also stopped using the apple juice. It’s sweet enough for me without it!
The quickest and least messy way to puree it is to use an immersion blender, followed by food processor, and then a food mill. I imagine a blender would work but I don’t even want to think about the mess!
And look at the color! So much more appetizing looking than my strawberry apple sauce. Much quicker, too.
Homemade Sugar-free Raspberry Apple Sauce (naturally gluten-free, vegan)
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- Yield: 8 cups
- 3 1/2 pounds (1587 grams) apples
- 26 ounces (750 grams) frozen raspberries
- 3/4 cup (177ml) unsweetened apple juice, optional1
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Core each apple (do not peel!) and cut into about 6 pieces. Add the apples, frozen raspberries (thawed or frozen), apple juice, if using, and lemon juice to a large pot. Bring to a boil and continue to simmer, partially covered, for about 30 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for another 10.
- Remove from the heat and let cool for about 20 minutes and then use an immersion blender to puree it. Cool and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freeze any leftovers after that.
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ahah… I also get nervous after a week with my pseudo frozen raspberry jam me and my little one thrive on. will have to post that one day. this looks delicious and I may actually give it a try soon as an alternative to my usual thing. I guess adding a little lemon juice to the finished product would be good for several reasons. btw, I have just posted a recipe for a 100% whole-grain bread that may encounter your taste and convince you to give bread baking another go. surely hope so cause you would make a super duper bread baker. ciao
Thanks for letting me know about the bread you posted. I'm super behind with blog reading (as in I haven't done any for over a week) so I'll go check that out now! By the way, I made some plum jam two months ago the way I made the others (just fruit + honey + lemon juice) and my husband is still eating it straight from the fridge. So it appears that the jam can stand longer than a week. I'm just so scared to waste it! I hope you can give this a try. Last night I made another 5 liters of apple sauce. You can also use strawberries in place of the raspberries. So so good.
I just finished making this and I love it! I used Honeycrisp apples and fresh apple cider and it is so delicious! Love that it is quick and nutritious. I'll be making this ALOT. Thank you!
I'm so happy that you liked it! Apple cider sounds like a good idea. I just wish we had that over here! Thanks a bunch for leaving feedback. I love hearing that a recipe worked out for someone else. :)
Lazy AND healthy…I love it!! I have never seen anything like this, it looks sooo good :)
I love homemade applesauce, but have never added raspberries before. I love the combination!
This is so gorgeous! I don't know much about apples either but I'm sure I would love this!
This recipe is summer and autumn together :) so nice!
Oh wow, this looks amazing! I never even thought of making something like this. I can seriously almost taste the sweet tart-ness of this. Cant even take my eyes off the stunning pictures either. So mouthwateringly good looking :D
This looks so easy and delicious! Love it.
Yum!! I have seen all the flavored applesauce in the store, but have never actually tried them. This looks so much better homemade with real fruit!
This is so pretty, love that bright and vivid colour!
Found your pretty little blog via Becca if Cookie Jar treats and I love it here!! Think I'll pull me up a chair and make myself at home. Raspberry sauce? Yes please. Oh and those pictures are so pretty. Love finding new places to visit in the blogosphere!
Thank you, thank you! And I'm happy you found me and that you like it here. :) Thanks for the nice comment. I love hearing from new readers!
I love raspberry apple sauce! Running to the market now.
i love the creative flavors of this! this would be so delicious atop a scone or biscuit.
I can practically taste this tart sauce. I love raspberries so I'm positive I'd love this.
Oh my this sounds amazing! We have so many raspberries in the fall, this would be perfect. Good luck with the white chocolate :)
This sounds fantastic! And good luck with the homemade white chocolate – hopefully you're able to perfect the recipe soon!