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Naturally Sweetened Skillet Applesauce l SimplyScratch.com

Naturally Sweetened Skillet Applesauce

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Make this homemade Skillet Applesauce in under 20 minutes! Apples simmer in a skillet with lemon juice, water, spices, maple syrup until tender and then mashed by hand. Delicious warm with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon or swirled into oatmeal!
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, Cinnamon, healthy, maple syrup
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 141
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 3 pounds apples like Cortland, McIntosh or Golden Delicious
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 12 lemon juiced
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup omit for unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


  • Peel, core and dice 3 pounds of apples and place them into a deep-sided skillet.
  • Add in the water, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until tender.
  • Use a masher and mash until a thick applesauce forms.
  • Serve warm or allow to cool completely before storing in an air-tight container and refrigerated for up to 6 days.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg