Strawberry Applesauce

Applesauce is rewarding to make at home for its better, fresher taste, and compared to store-bought, it’s entirely free of added sugars and preservatives. Strawberries give a tangy bite and pretty pink hue and take advantage of the extra-flavorful, first-of-the-season fruit.

Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
30 min
55 min


  • 2 1/4 lb sweet apples (such as Fuji, McIntosh or Gala), peeled, cored and quartered (about 6)
  • 3 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


1. To a large pot, add apples, strawberries, 2 cups water and lemon juice. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook for 15 minutes then uncover and cook until most of the water has evaporated, leaving just a spoonful or two, 10 to 25 minutes more.

2. Transfer fruit and any remaining liquid to a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until fully chilled, about 1 hour, 30 minutes. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/2 cup
  • Calories 66
  • Carbohydrate Content 17 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 2.5 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 1 mg
  • Sugar Content 13 g