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Healthy Organic Raw Applesauce Recipe — Blended with the Peels for More Nutrition

healthy organic raw applesauce recipe

Healthy Organic Raw Applesauce Recipe — Blended with the Peels for More Nutrition

I’ve been playing around with applesauce recipes using my new amazing Bosch blender. I wanted to try making this without cooking the apples first, for a few reasons:

  • applesauce3If I’m not cooking the apples, the whole process is done much faster – I’m in and out of the kitchen in about 15-20 minutes.
  • This way I don’t have to deal with the mess of the food mill (which is used to get the seeds and peels off after the apples are cooked).
  • Most importantly: the applesauce has more nutrition since the whole apple is used. This way you’re getting it just how it comes in nature – uncooked and with the peels and fiber, which slows down the insulin response from all the natural sugars found in apples.

So after some trial and error, I’ve got it figured out!

However, one note I should add: having tiny pieces of the skin might take some getting used to. The taste is so wonderful in this applesauce, it wasn’t a big deal for me, and the pieces are very tiny. My husband liked it, too. Three of our four kids asked for seconds and thirds, which leaves only our picky teen who didn’t like it. (Grrrrrrrrr)

Healthy Organic Raw Applesauce Recipe — Blended with the Peels for More Nutrition


  • About 9 medium organic apples (apples are usually sprayed with a lot of chemicals, so I always buy organic)
  • Juice of 3 lemons (ditto the above with citrus fruits!)
  • ½ cup real maple syrup – you could use raw local honey, but I love the taste of the maple syrup. They both would have some nutrients, though, much better than refined sugars!
  • 1 cup of water or I used Kombucha Tea
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • Dash of sea saltapplesauce2


Wash the apples well. (Here’s how I wash my produce.) Core and quarter 3-4 of the apples, but do not peel. Put them in your blender (I love my Bosch blender!) with the lemon juice, syrup, 1/2 cup water or tea (if needed to get the apples to mix in well – it depends on the type of apples), spices, and sea salt. Blend until the pieces of peel are really tiny. Pour the blended apples into a glass bowl. Peel, core, and quarter the rest of the apples and blend with another 1/2 cup of water if needed. Blend until your desired consistency, I like to leave this batch more chunky because the first batch gets very thin when trying to get the peels very small. Mix second batch of apples with the first batch. Stir by hand until blended. If you don’t eat it all that day like we usually do, pour the applesauce into freezer bags, label and freeze.

Let me know how you like it. I think you’ll love the flavor. :)


  1. Thanks, Kelly. I have been experimenting with applesauce too. I cored and sliced the apples and put them in the food processor. The only things I added were cinnamon and nutmeg. I thought I would need water, but it actually turned out great with nothing at all. I was nervous that it would not be sweet enough without a sweetener, but it was great and the peels added a beautifully rich color to the sauce. I dehydrated some of it into fruit leather also. I might try it with some maple syrup next time for an extra sweet kick! Thanks for the recipe.


  2. Thanks kelly,
    i have a small bosch and I love it!… The only thing is I want to get the bigger one. I can make a bread recipe for 3 loaves of bread in mine but am making so much bread that I need the 6 loaf one. Am saving up to get one. As far as I am concerned it is the best machine that I have! Would recommend that anyone who loves to cook get one.

  3. Thanks, Kel.

    I just made some batches of this using only honeycrisp apples with a little raw organic agave and a little cherry juice concentrate – YUMMY!!
    I like how it’s so easy without having to peal the apples.

  4. Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for being part of the carnival! Raw applesauce is a great idea, thanks for the directions!

    If you could just provide a link to the carnival in this post, that would be great. :-)

  5. I love it! Thanks for sharing Kelly. I will be delighted to add this to my favorites and try it in the future.

  6. Hi Kimi,

    All set, sorry for that delay…my teen was STILL UP doing homework!


    I’m enjoying looking around your blog and LOVE your little girl’s name!

  7. Kelly,
    No problem at all. :-) Often people just forget, so sometimes I have to remind. I thought I would before I forgot :-)

    By the way, I didn’t realize you had a teen! How old?

  8. Just reread your post and realized that you have several children! How did I miss that before? How fun. I am sure that’s such a blessing. :-)

  9. Yum! I’ve never even thought about doing a raw applesauce but that would be so much faster, fresher, and healthier, I would think. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great Tuesday!

  10. Yum! Looks great! I last made applesauce last fall for my beginning eater (at the time) and, as he is loving apples again this year, this might be a great way to keep more nutrition in it for a healthier snack!

    Have you tried throwing a little whey in it to have it store in the fridge for a few days? Just curious!


  11. I’ll have to try this. Anything raw is way better for you than cooked. (Well, not meat, lol.)

    I am jealous. I’ve heard so many people rave about their Bosch, and I always thought “that’s great, but I’m not paying that much for a mixer when I already have a Kitchen Aid!” I knew it did more, but I have a vita-mix already (which I love).

    Then I read an old article in Countryside magazine on bread making, and the woman said Kitchen Aid mixers can’t stand up to frequent bread kneading. She’s probably right. Mine gives off a “be careful, I might burn out” smell when I knead bread too much. Now, mine is pretty old–as old as me! But I think they made them better back then, too.

    So, now how do I convince my generous husband that I “need” a $340 mixer (not including “necessary” attachments I’d like) when I already have the Kitchen Aid, and he bought me over $1000 in appliances just last year? (Vita Mix, large dehydrator, fancy juicer, etc.) Hmmmm… 😉

  12. I just made it again and decided I’m not adding the nutmeg or all-spice anymore. Even with such small amounts, it can still have a strong flavor and the kids like it better without, too.

  13. Thanks! This worked out great. We got a load of apples from the neighbors and so I used some of them. I don’t have bosch though, I used some other food processor. I made applesauce before, but I had to peel and cook the apples. I ended up snacking on the peels and then I could feel them in my stomach (too much fiber I think). This was sooo much better and easier and faster and yummier! I didn’t put in any water, and I left the peels on. I just used apples, cinnamon, and lemon juice. It was about the same consistancy of normal applesauce, just a little darker. And I didn’t taste the peels at all.

    So thanks again. :)

  14. After reading about your raw applesauce, I decided to make some. I don’t have a Bosch, but used my food processor, no lemons either so I skipped those. I used 5 apples, cored them then processed in my food processor, as it whirled, I added about a half cup of filtered water, cinnamon, cloves and a little freshly grated nutmeg – skipped the sweetener and it was DELICIOUS! Even my husband like it and he always wants a little sweetener.

  15. Elizabeth, I’m glad you tried it without the syrup! It’s good to know that especially if you have sweeter apples, the sweetener isn’t always necessary.

  16. I’m so new to this, so I’m sorry if I’m off base here, but according to Nourishing Traditions (top sidebar on p 542), too many raw apples can cause digestive problems. Of course, it’s not like you’re eating a gallon of this stuff a day! 😉

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