Two-Ingredient Applesauce

Maybe it’s because my mom used to make homemade applesauce for us when we were little, but I much prefer this to store-bought.

It’s quick to put together and yields delicious results.


  • 4 Pink lady, ambrosia, or any other apples to your liking
  • Margarine to grease the pan
  • A dash of cinnamon or a splash of maple syrup (optional)


Wash, peel, and chop the apples up into bite-sized pieces.

Spread the apples out in a greased 8×8″ baking dish, then top with the maple syrup or cinnamon, if using.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400F for 45 minutes until apples are tender.

Mash with a potato masher to your desired level of chunkiness.

Enjoy warm or keep in the fridge for a sweet cool treat.


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Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

7 responses to “Two-Ingredient Applesauce”

  1. Sustainable Living Dojo Avatar

    Twitter comment! @jjwalsh says: great idea!

  2. Sustainable Living Dojo Avatar

    Facebook comment! Barbera says: You can also make it on the stove top with a little water. Cinnamon when cooked.

  3. Sustainable Living Dojo Avatar

    Facebook comment! Becca says: Yup, I just chop in 4ths and throw the whole apple in. Then I boil with a bit of water and and instant FLAVOR! I put in vitamix on 5 after finished. Just a thought! 🙂

  4. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    The best, healthiest snack!

  5. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Instagram comment from @sunnyfarmhouse: Homemade applesauce is the best! 🍎🍎

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