Applesauce: An Easy and Healthy Dessert

February is the time of the year when we suddenly find lesser variety of seasonal fruits. Apple is usually my must-eat fruit as it is one of most nutritious and it can be eaten in many different ways. You can eat it raw (with or without skin, depending on preference) or cooked. There is an easy recipe and healthy dessert that the French have all known since childhood: compote or applesauce.

Easy to prepare, applesauce is a fruit purée made from fresh or cooked apples with a light touch of cinnamon or sugar. This recipe has good nutritional values and real health virtues.

Applesauce Recipe

Applesauce ingredients recipe


  • 750g apples
  • Half a lemon
  • 50g sugar (optional)
  • Half a teaspoon of sugar-vanilla or sugar-cinnamon mixture (optional)


1. Cut 750g apples into small pieces⁣
2. Squeeze juice from lemon⁣
3. Add some sugar (optional), lemon juice, one cup of water to the apples in a saucepan.⁣
4. Heat up all ingredients at medium heat and keep stirring for 20 minutes or until the apples become mushy. ⁣
5. For smoother texture, blend it for a few seconds.⁣
6. Serve either hot or chilled.⁣


  • This compote goes perfectly with rice pudding and pancakes, but also with pork – roasted or grilled.
  • If you use unpeeled apples, extend the mixing time by a few seconds.
  • If you like applesauce with chunks, reduce or eliminate the mixing time. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon, or a sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  • Replace the apples with another fruit, like pear, or a fruit mixture.

Bon appétit! 🥣

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


I'm Inès

Mother and toddler

life coach & sophrologist


my favorites

This book reveals the foods and drinks that can prevent dementia, stress, cognitive decline and memory loss – no matter how old we are. 

A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture.

In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. 


The Edit

browse by category

Don't Miss

Favorites from the blog

Get access to some of my best free content. Subscribe to get weekly updates straight in your inbox.


See my favourite tools!


The Edit

free download!

reflective journal template

At the end of each sophrology session, leaving a written trace of your feelings on paper allows you to set in stone your personal development. Download the fillable and printable journal with prompts and get updates on The Explorer Collective.