14 Recipes That (SURPRISE!) Use Applesauce
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14 Recipes That (SURPRISE!) Use Applesauce

Now that the latest Apple products have been revealed, we can stop speculating and shift our focus to another important apple announcement: these 14 all-new applesauce recipes. While it may not exactly be a high-tech hack, we’ve known for some time now that it is one heck of a healthy swap for oil in our favorite baked goods. But there’s so much more to it than that — enjoy these unforgettable recipes this fall and all year long!

1. Homemade Apple Sauce: Preserve a bounty of fresh fall apples by making a large batch of this applesauce — it freezes beautifully! (via The Simple, Sweet Life)

2. Applesauce Cupcakes With Maple Brown Sugar Cloud Frosting: Enjoy these one-bowl cupcakes topped with a fluffy swirl of glossy, marshmallowy frosting. (via Bakeaholic Mama)

3. Secretly Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes: There’re never enough chocolate and peanut butter goodies in our world, and we love that these are just a touch healthier due to a trifecta of ingredients: applesauce, whole wheat flour and zucchini. (via Yammie’s Noshery)

4. Oatmeal Flax Pancakes With Creamy Applesauce: Tahini takes on a new role (besides essential hummus ingredient) to create a creamy applesauce topping for these fabulous-yet-fiber-filled pancakes. (via Craving Greens)

5. Apple Tiramisu: Switch things up from the usual coffee and chocolate tiramisu and make this autumnal version instead. (via Desire To Eat)

6. Tiny Apple Pies: You can’t go wrong with these sweet hand pies filled with spiced applesauce. (via The Smoothie Lover)

7. Apple Cinnamon Bun With Cream Cheese Glaze: A swirl of sticky caramel-applesauce filling oozes out of this irresistible giant cinnamon bun. We don’t need to share, right? (via Keep it Sweet Desserts)

8. Way Healthy Emergency Breakfast Cookies: Made with oats, whole grain cereal, an assortment of nuts and applesauce, these cookies are a well-balanced grab-and-go option for busy mornings. (via Goodness Green)

9. Applesauce Truffles: Crumbled applesauce muffins are transformed into these decadent truffles — think of them like cake pops without the stick. (via Eat Bake Drink Cook)

10. Spaghetti in Tomato-Apple Sauce: You know how a spoonful of sugar is often added to pasta sauce to balance the acidity? Well, let apples do the trick instead! (via Eats Well With Others)

11. Apple-Cinnamon Cookies With Brown Butter Icing: The apple flavor of these soft, cake-like cookies is enhanced by a slick of nutty brown butter icing spread on top. (via What She’s Having)

12. Apple Snow: A mixture of honey, vanilla and applesauce is folded into fluffy egg whites to create this cloud-like dessert. Note: not for the raw-egg averse. (via Scandi Foodie)

13. Grilled Aged Cheddar Cheese Sandwich With Pistachio Sage Pesto: Applesauce plays ever-so-nicely with cheddar and a woody (in a good way) sage-pistachio pesto in this grown-up grilled cheese. (via Food52)

14. Homemade Applesauce Granola: Typically saturated with a huge amount of oil, this granola only has a tablespoon in the entire batch. The secret ingredient? You guessed it, applesauce. (via Macaroni and Cheesecake)

What’s your go-to way to make or use applesauce? Let’s talk all about healthy and indulgent apple creations in the comments below!