Strawberry Apple Sauce

BY : PUBLISHED : September 21st, 2012 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

This is an easy recipe that uses fresh apples and sweet strawberries. We absolutely love this Strawberry Apple Sauce. It’s sweet, easy to whip up, and a perfect batch cooking staple if you’re feeling crafty. The mix of apples and strawberries is a match made in heaven and we think that once you try this homemade sauce you might not be buying the store-bought version anytime soon.

completed Strawberry Apple Sauce in a white bowl against a white background with apples and strawberries in the background

This Strawberry Apple Sauce: 

  • Very easy to make.
  • Only requires 5 ingredients.
  • Is the perfect kid-friendly snack.
  • Plant-based and vegan.
  • Great to make in batches and give away as gifts (especially for Valentine's Day!)

When Apples and Strawberries Meet

If it seems strange to see apples and strawberries together in the same dish it might be because the first one we associate with fall and the second we associate with summer. It’s a bit like seeing the sun and the moon together, but in warmer places that is not such a crazy occurrence.

When berry season is ending, apple season is beginning so it might seem like the time you have to prepare this sauce is very narrow. Do not fret, if fresh strawberries are not an option then frozen strawberries for the win!

Super-Kid Friendly

This Strawberry Apple Sauce is a pretty perfect treat or dessert to make for your little ones. You’ll be upping their fruit intake while appealing to their sweet side. If you are preparing for a toddler you might want to consider reducing the sugar a bit. Place it in small containers and you have a kid snack ready to eat!

Ingredients

  • Apples: 3 ½ pounds (about 12 medium), peeled, cored, and chopped (fuji apples are great for this recipe, but whatever apples you choose will work as long as they are sweet and not tart)
  • Water: ½ cup
  • Sugar: ⅓ cup (you can use more or less depending on your sweetness preference)
  • Strawberries: 1 pint (rinsed and hulled)
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon

completed Strawberry Apple Sauce in a white bowl against a white background with apples and strawberries in the background

How to Make Strawberry Apple Sauce

  • Begin by taking a large pot, and adding chopped apple, water and sugar. Bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the apples are soft, stirring often and checking for sticking. If apples begin to stick to the bottom of the pot, add a large splash of more water. Once soft, turn off the heat.
  • Add strawberries and vanilla extract. Using an immersion blender, blend the apple-strawberry mixture until smooth. (If you don't have an immersion blender, transfer to an upright blender or food processor.) Enjoy warm or chilled.

How to Store Strawberry Apple Sauce

  • Keep in a big airtight container for up to a week and portion out as needed.
  • You can place it in individual jars for easy consumption from the fridge.
  • Place in containers and freeze for up to three months.
  • Can the apple sauce and enjoy later.

Tips for Making Homemade Apple Sauce

  • Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar used.
  • The immersion blender is the fastest way to make this recipe but you can also make this apple sauce in pressure cooker or slow cooker.
  • If you are a cinnamon lover, you can add a dash to this recipe, however it will affect the pink color.
  • If freezing, make sure you allow the apple sauce to completely cool first.

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

completed Strawberry Apple Sauce in a white bowl against a white background with apples and strawberries in the background

Strawberry Apple Sauce

Honor
Have you tried making fruit sauce at home? This Strawberry Apple Sauce will become your new favorite dessert to share with the kids!
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 ½ cup servings
Calories 104 kcal
METHOD Stove
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ½ pounds of apples (about 12 medium), peeled, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup of water
  • cup of sugar
  • 1 pint of strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, add chopped apple, water and sugar. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the apples are soft, stirring often and checking for sticking. If apples begin to stick to the bottom of the pot, add a large splash of more water. Once soft, turn off heat.
  • Add strawberries and vanilla extract. Using an immersion blender, blend apple-strawberry mixture until smooth. (If you don't have an immersion blender, transfer to an upright blender or food processor.) Enjoy warm or chilled.

Notes

The immersion blender is the fastest way to make this recipe but you can also make this apple sauce in pressure cooker or slow cooker.
If you are a cinnamon lover, you can add a dash to this recipe, however it will affect the pink color.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 4gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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About Honor

Loves baking, gardening and preparing delicious, compassionate meals for her vegan family of four.

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Comments

  1. Nancy Wu says

    so good it eats like baby food

    • Andrea White says

      Yes!! Such an easy and tasty treat!

  2. Gina House says

    I've made this recipe at least a few times and it never fails to make me smile. The perfect amount of sweetness along with the apples. Plus, the color is so fun. Love it!

    • Andrea White says

      Yesss! So sweet and delicious!

  3. Genevieve Grimshaw says

    I love applesauce and you can never go wrong with a strawberry version!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! Such a great combo!

  4. Teodora Grujic says

    Perfect! Thanks!

    • Andrea White says

      Enjoy 🙂

  5. Amanda says

    Yum! I feel like strawberry applesauce is so underrated!!

    • Andrea White says

      It is! So so good!

  6. Agnieszka says

    Great recipe! My kids really, really liked this applesauce, especially my 3-year old daughter.

    • Andrea White says

      Yay! It's such a hit!

  7. marcellina says

    This fruit sauce is the ideal snack for when I'm feeling a bit peckish and wanting something sweet! Topping my morning granola, is another good way to eat it. Thank you!

  8. Andrea White says

    So sweet and delicious!

  9. Donna Mansour says

    This is so good, we have been enjoying it dolloped on top of some yogurt and granola for brekkie, so good!

  10. Jere says

    I think this flavor combo sounds delicious. Yes, I agree you are using two fruits from different seasons but you can always get apples and where I live we are lucky to have strawberries throughout the year.

  11. Nancy Wu says

    i just want to eat this on its own... so tasty

  12. Jean says

    the flavor is so good! perfect dessert

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