Chunky Applesauce

Gluten-Free, Vegan, AIP

Chunky Applesauce is rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber. As they say, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."  Apples area staple if you want to eat in season for Fall. One of my favorite ways to use apples is to make this quick and easy applesauce. Eat it alone or put it on top of pancakes or biscuits for a delicious snack or dessert.

You can make applesauce out of any kind of apple. For the best flavor, use a mix of different kinds. If you like sweet, then opt for Fuji, Cortland or Golden Delicious. For tart with a touch of sweetness, then choose McIntosh. If you prefer crispy, then Rome can work. The cooking time may vary depending on the variety; the softer varieties (like McIntosh and Fuji) will cook faster.  Here is a very simple recipe.


Ingredients: (yields about 5 cups)

10 medium apples
1 Tablespoon water, apple juice, or lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg or cinnamon




  1. Peel, core and quarter or chop the apples.
  2. Place in a large saucepan with the liquid and spice.
  3. Cover the pot and simmer for approximately 25 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
  4. If you want the sauce smoother, mash with a fork or puree in a blender or food processor to the desired consistency.
  5. Put the applesauce on top of pancakes or have it alone for dessert or a snack. You may even add a couple of cinnamon sticks to it and a touch of honey or agave nectar. Enjoy!

Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy.

Images: Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Pexels and Pixabay.


Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is a Harvard Business School-trained Strategist, Mind-Body Expert, Award-Winning Author, Keynote Speaker and Activist.  She is Founder & CEO of Power Living and creator of Elder Dignity.  Selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, her mission is to unleash human potential and create a more just and sustainable world.


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