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Easy Recipe: Tart & Creamy Applesauce

Posted By Diane Sanfilippo On December 17, 2012 @ 11:23 AM In 21-Day Sugar Detox,Easy Recipes,Featured | 8 Comments

I first made this recipe as part of the content development for my original The 21-Day Sugar Detox program manual back in early 2010. Wow, time flies! I have updated the guides many times since then, but this recipe and (ahem) the photos, were a bit behind-the-times.

So, just in time for the biggest group of 21DSDers ever launching January 1, 2013…

Here’s a fresh take on a delicious way to make applesauce that’ll surprise your taste buds with its tartness but delight you with it’s creamy texture. Enjoy!

tart & creamy applesauce

grain-free • gluten-free • sugar-free • nut-free • nightshade-free • 21DSD

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 30 minutes
YIELD: 8 servings
NUTRITION INFO: coming soon


  • 8 green apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 lemons, juice & zest


  • In an enameled cast iron or stainless steel pot over medium heat simmer the apples, lemon juice, lemon zest and butter together until the fruit is soft – approx 15-20 minutes.
  • Mash or puree the apples to whatever texture you like, or leave it chunky.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. It will solidify a bit as it cools.

make it awesome:

  • Top with chopped walnuts or almonds for crunch and some added protein and fat.
  • Serve over chicken or pork or enjoy as a snack.

Yes, you can enjoy this recipe while on the 21-Day Sugar Detox.

For more The 21-Day Sugar Detox friendly recipes, check out The Food Lovers Kitchen, Chowstalker, and The Foodee.

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About the author

Diane Sanfilippo BS, Certified Nutrition Consultant, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Diane is a New Jersey-based Holistic & Paleo Nutritionist and The New York Times Bestselling author of “Practical Paleo” and The 21-Day Sugar Detox, – a program designed to help you bust sugar and carb cravings in 21 days with the help and support of a community who is all in it together! Diane co-hosts The Balanced Bites Podcast, a top-rated weekly radio show about all things health and nutrition.

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