No Cook Freezer Apple Sauce

Effortless Apple Sauce Straigth from the Freezer

What a discovery: No Cook Freezer Apple Sauce. This must be the simplest dish I know: you slice, bag, freeze, puree – and you have apple sauce (with as many vitamins intact as possible).

….and then I made another discovery that had me reeling: you can use apple sauce to replace butter or oil in baking!!!

With these discoveries the world is a different place: a world that has apple sauce in my freezer and guilt free muffins on my breakfast plate (try these Oat and Blueberry Muffins).

(found on the blog “back to her roots”)

2 tablespoons lemon juice
4-6 medium apples (about 1,5 kg)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Fill a large bowl 2/3 with water, add lemon juice and mix.
  2. Core the apples and cut into eights (no need to peel).
  3. Add apple slices to the water and stir until all apple slices are coated in the mixture.
  4. Drain apples well.
  5. Place apples in a large zip-lock bag, add in cinnamon and nutmeg. Seal bag and toss to coat.
  6. Place bag in freezer until apples are frozen solid ( a minimum of 4-6 hours but you can keep the apples in the freezer for a long time).
  7. When you are ready to use, remove the apples from freezer and allow to defrost on kitchen counter (or in fridge).
  8. When apples are soft mash in a food processor. Serve cold.

Use it to make
Oat and Blueberry Muffins

  1. Liz said:

    What a wonderful and easy way of making apple sauce. I’m going to try it this weekend without fail. Every time I think of turning on the stove to make sauce I postpone. Now no more postponing. Thanks Afra. Enjoy spring. We are still in winter!

    • afracooking said:

      So curious to hear what you think of this quick fix solution (and be honest!!) Spring arrived today in all its glory and I have had a beautiful day enjoying the sunshine, birdsong and plants bursting into life at every turn. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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