Healthy Strawberry Applesauce with no added sugar is made by simmering fresh strawberries and apples together. It cooks in 30 minutes and is a healthy baby food puree that toddlers will enjoy.

Get to know how to prepare healthy strawberry applesauce just by going through this article.

Healthy Strawberry Applesauce
Apple Strawberry Sauce

kids enjoy selecting applesauce pouches from the store, but those small containers can add up quickly, and they frequently contain added sugars.

And since they particularly enjoy the Strawberry Applesauce flavor, I decided to make it myself. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you because it’s both simple and delicious.

 

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Recipe for Sugar-Free Applesauce

The natural sugars in the fruits cook down to make a sweet, pink-hued homemade applesauce.

I was surprised by how pleasant the flavor was without adding anything to the fruit, and I believe you will be as well. It’s so satisfying to make a flavorful recipe with only two fresh ingredients.

Ingredients

A quart of fresh strawberries and four medium-fresh apples are all you need to make this recipe.

 

Which Apples Work Best in this Applesauce?

You can use any type of apple, but I wouldn’t use a tart apple because we’re not adding any extra sweetener to balance it out. For this applesauce recipe, try the following apple varieties:

  • Gala
  • The Pink Lady
  • Fuji
  • Honeycrisp
  • Jonagold
  • Tangy Tango

 

Read also: HOW TO PREPARE PEAR PUREE FOR YOUR BABY

 

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries in this Recipe?

If you prefer, you can use a 16-ounce bag of frozen strawberries, but I prefer the flavor that fresh berries add.

 

Do I Have to Peel the Apples?

If you want to keep them on the apples, you’ll need to blend the mixture for much longer to get a very smooth texture.

You can leave them on if your kids don’t mind more texture in their applesauce. Otherwise, you can feed the peels to older toddlers or children as a snack, freeze them in a zip-top freezer bag and use them in future smoothies, or compost those.

 

Applesauce Pouches from Scratch

I like to make a batch of this applesauce and serve it in reusable pouches to keep our food budget in check and my toddler happy.

This method is simple to send to daycare, preschool, or school, and it is significantly less expensive than purchasing store-bought pouches.

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What Should I Pair With this Unsweetened Applesauce?

We enjoy it mixed into yogurt and oatmeal, as a snack in a reusable pouch, with any dinner that includes roasted chicken or turkey, or as part of a snacky lunch with cheese and crackers. It’s extremely adaptable.

 

Applesauce Pouches from Scratch

I like to make a batch of this applesauce and serve it in reusable pouches to keep our food budget in check and my toddler happy.

This method is simple to send to daycare, preschool, or school, and it is significantly less expensive than purchasing store-bought pouches.

What Should I Pair With this Unsweetened Applesauce?

We enjoy it mixed into yogurt and oatmeal, as a snack in a reusable pouch, with any dinner that includes roasted chicken or turkey, or as part of a snacky lunch with cheese and crackers. It’s extremely adaptable.

 

Recipe for the Best Strawberry Applesauce

  • Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a dash of cinnamon to change up the flavor.
  • Strawberries can be fresh or frozen.
  • You might also enjoy my Strawberry Puree, Strawberry Muffins, and Strawberry Smoothie.
  • If desired, add a little honey to the applesauce.
  • Serve hot or cold.
  • Allow cooling completely before freezing in a zip-top freezer bag with as much air removed as possible and laid flat. Alternatively, in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature. The thawed mixture may separate slightly, so give it a good stir before serving.
  • Any remaining liquid in the pot can be used in smoothies or chilled and added to your own sparkling water.

 

Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries (16 ounces) (about 3 heaping cups diced)
  • Four medium apples (about 6 cups diced; you can peel them if you prefer)
  • 1 cup of water

 

Method of Preparation

  • Remove the berries’ stems, rinse, and lightly dry.
  • The apples should be peeled. Remove the core of the fruit and roughly dice it.
  • In a medium pot, combine the berries and apples. 1 cup of water should be added.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside for 5-10 minutes to cool.
  • Transfer the fruit to a blender using a slotted spoon, leaving the excess liquid behind. Blend until completely smooth.
  • Serve warmly or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

 

Read also: Healthy Apple Recipes for Kids

 

Equipment Needed

  • 5-Quart Calphalon Pot
  • The Vitamix Blender
  • The Instant Pot

 

Notes

  • Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a dash of cinnamon to change up the flavor.
  • If desired, add a little honey to the applesauce.
  • Serve hot or cold.
  • Allow cooling completely before freezing in a zip-top freezer bag with as much air removed as possible and laid flat. Alternatively, in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature. The thawed mixture may separate slightly, so give it a good stir before serving.
  • Any remaining liquid in the pot can be used in smoothies or chilled and served as a natural juice.
  • In the Instant Pot, combine all of the ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes on HIGH after sealing. Release manually and continue with the recipe.