DIY 3 Ingredient Apple Sauce
Oct 27

DIY 3 Ingredient Apple Sauce

By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

Not sure what to do with your apple picking bounty? Learn how to make an easy 3-ingredient applesauce with the Let's Move Pittsburgh team!

DIY 3 Ingredient Apple Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


  • 2 medium honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and chopped in bite-size pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (plus more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)


  1. Add peeled chopped apples, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of water and lemon juice to a medium saucepan. Stir.
  2. Cover and cook over medium heat until it simmers, then reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the apples are very tender an slightly caramelized — about 15 – 20 minutes. Stir occaisonally.
  3. Use the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash into a sauce. Blend if smoother texture if preferred. Add a dash of maple syrup or sugar of choice to sweeten.
  4. Enjoy fresh or cool in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days.