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Sugar Free Apple Sauce

I love sweets! I know that many others do too, as I am frequently hearing about it.

To help with those sugar cravings in a healthy way, we need to prepare nutritious sweets. I have created lots of sugar-free recipes and here is one of my favorites.

Of course, it is more nutritious to eat the fruit raw but sometimes we are looking for that comfort food that is sweet and hot. This is a good fruit sauce that does not have any added sugar and it tastes good too.

APPLE with Sultanas (or raisins)


2 cups apples, sliced
½ cup water
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ cup sultanas


1. Core and slice apples.
2. Place all ingredients in a pot.
3. Bring to a boil.
4. Simmer until fruit is soft.

Serve as is or with yogurt on top

Apple Facts:

To discover all the wonderful benefits click on this link APPLE Powerfood

Copyright © Diana Herrington

By | 2017-04-12T10:18:03+00:00 October 21st, 2009|Gluten Free, Recipes, Sugar Free Desserts|11 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. Ashley Martinez April 28, 2010 at 3:02 am

    me and my sister are both allergic to Gluten and we were always on a gluten-free diet ever since we were teenagers. |

  2. Diana April 28, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Hi Ashley, I am happy you found your way here as all of my recipes are Gluten Free. Do have a look through the recipes…there are even gluten free cookies that are yummy.

  3. Maria S. May 29, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Hi Diana,
    Thanks for all you doing here and at Care2. Wonderful site here with healthy, yummy information & recipes.
    Maria S.

  4. Diana Herrington May 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Maria, it is my pleasure and great to be appreciated too. I’d send you a star but we don’t have them on our site.

  5. Drew October 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    This is not sugar-free. It is a recipe for No-Sugar Added Apple Sauce, but Apples have quite a bit of sugar in them already, so this may be misleading to a diabetic who must watch sugar intake.

  6. Randy Fritz October 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks Drew. We will be more specific. It should read no sugar or white sugar added. Most whole foods have some simple sugars in them. Diabetics must take this into account.

  7. annie April 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    this is a great recipe. i love making my own apple sauce.

    randy — i agree with you about whole foods having sugar in them.

    what are sultanas?????


  8. Diana Herrington April 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Annie, happy that you love making your own apples sauce too.
    Sultanas are a type of raisin; guess I need to say that in my recipes since you are the second one to ask me that here this week. Thank you!

  9. Anon January 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Well over a year old, and article is still titled ‘sugar free’… regardless of Randy Fritz’ reply.
    Any raisins raise the sugar content significantly… why should apple sauce have raisins (sultanas) added… are apples not sweet enough by themselves?. I read where ‘Raisins range from about 67% to 72% sugars by weight, most of which is fructose and glucose’.
    Trying not to nitpick, but… seems -not- like good sugar management.
    It really -is- a service to be verbally specific … and getting people into the right frame of mind. “No sugar added” is better… although… the sultanas are pretty full of sugar, but natural… still I’d have conflict with ‘no sugar added’ and adding ‘1/2 cup sultanas’. I’ve seen other homemade applesauce recipes with a little bit of lemon rather than raisins.

  10. Diana Herrington January 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Anon, I agree sultanas are a sweetener. All fruits and vegetables except for green leafy vegetables have sugar in them so it is not possible to avoid natural sugar for a healthy sustainable diet.
    There is no real sugar added here and if you look at what most apple sauce recipes include you will find white and or brown sugar added. That being the case I am creating recipes that take one from that to a healthier recipe. You do not need to add the sultanas if that extra sweeteness is not what you need to enjoy it. I often just make the apple sauce with just apples and that is good enough for me but I have found some people find it not sweet enough.

  11. Kathleen September 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    You have GOT to read the book Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson!!! And just go ahead and get the kindle and hardback version! You will never call apples a power food again. Apples have been bred to be sweet since the Egyptians. That means that there have been thousands of years of breeding out nutrients in place of more sweetness. Apples are just a fructose delivery system with a bit of fiber. Even our crab apples were bred to be sweeter and less nutritious! There is no apple on the planet that is as nutritious as “they” claim. Don’t believe the hype!!; Advocate for the Avocado! In the book you will learn that the real powerhouses are avocado asparagus and coming in at number one??? Artichokes! Canned in water or fresh! For fruit don’t waste your money and insulin on anything but WILD blue berries and black berries are always wild! And to get the most nutrients with blueberries?? Flash frozen and defrost in the MICROWAVE!! I know shocking right? Well this is my PSA on debunking the apple myth!! May you be healthy wealthy and wise! Muah!!

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