Homemade Raspberry Applesauce

Marla Meridith

July 24, 2012

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Can we talk about something delightfully simple? How does Homemade Raspberry Applesauce sound? Simple fruity flavors combine to razzle dazzle your tastebuds with joy!

Sinfully sweet with nothing added but sun ripened raspberries and plump, juicy apples…

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 I first started MarlaMeridith.com I had never made homemade applesauce.

I know that sounds kind freaky, being that a cooking/lifestyle  blog has become my foull time job.

Homemade applesauce is easy, delicious and a great starting point for so many other recipes. I love to dip my Stuffed French Toast in it too.


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These days you can usually find some saucy creation in our fridge and freezer. I love to experiment with all different fruity combos, herbal and spicy seasonings.

These infusions are aromatic and can be fun flavor twists. Try my Cherry Earl Grey Applesauce ~ a simple elegant recipe.


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The great news is you really cannot go wrong.


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The other great news is this is perfect for Project LunchBox too. Pack some homemade applesauce in your kids lunchbox, for camp or school. You can freeze it in little to-go containers. It then doubles as an ice pack and a healthy sweet treat.

By the time lunch or snack time rolls around your frozen applesauce becomes and icy or super chilled treat.


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Do you ever make homemade applesauce? If so what do you like to add to yours?


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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 19:31h, 24 July

    Fresh raspberries are a total delicacy and this applesauce, well, you’d win lots of blue ribbons at the fair with it – and stunning!!! images (as usual)

    • Marla
      Posted at 19:37h, 24 July

      Blue ribbons? For reals? OK then, I will need to find a county fair to bring my applesauce to. Thanks for your sweetness! xo

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted at 19:54h, 24 July


    • Marla
      Posted at 20:00h, 24 July

      Awwww, thank you Heather!

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 20:51h, 24 July

    Fresh raspberries are my favorite – gorgeous applesauce Marla!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 23:13h, 24 July

    A wonderful combination! Divine.



  • katie @KatieDid
    Posted at 04:13h, 25 July

    I made a chai tea vanilla applesauce this past fall, it was amazing. Nothing, nothing compares to homemade applesauce.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:54h, 25 July

      I agree with you Katie ~ makes you never want to purchase the jars at the store. Soooooo easy, tasty, healthy and it makes your house smell amazing! Chai tea vanilla is one of my favorites as well!

      • Angela
        Posted at 11:09h, 26 August

        I made some crockpot applesauce last night. I added apples, raspberries, sugar, water and cinnamon. Towards the end it started to get thicker really fast, Does the lemon juice help slow that or is it just for flavor?

  • bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted at 06:37h, 25 July

    Marla….this is GORGEOUS!!!

  • Maria
    Posted at 06:42h, 25 July

    so pretty Marla! I am sure Caleb would love it too:)

  • Deborah
    Posted at 06:42h, 25 July

    We go through a ton of applesauce – both of my kids love it! And I know that they would love the addition of raspberries. Sounds delightful!

  • Meghan
    Posted at 07:18h, 25 July

    Raspberry apple sauce sounds and looks divine! The raspberries add such a beautiful pop of color and summer! Gorgeous photos Marla!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 09:09h, 25 July

    I’ve never made homemade applesauce either. This looks way too simple to not give it a try!

    • Marla
      Posted at 11:17h, 25 July

      Stephanie, homemade applesauce is beyond simple and the best part is you can make giant quantities at one go. Refrigerate some and freeze the rest 🙂

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 09:34h, 25 July

    That, my dear, is a GREAT idea! We love homemade applesauce. Why not add berries?

    • Marla
      Posted at 11:16h, 25 July

      Sommer, berries rule my world. They need to be added to everything 😉

  • Teawench
    Posted at 09:56h, 25 July

    Yay! Another applesauce recipe! They’re my favorite part of your blog.

    • Marla
      Posted at 11:15h, 25 July

      Thank you!! I love that you are a great fan of my applesauce recipes 🙂 I’ll come up with some more soon!

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    Posted at 10:02h, 25 July

    I love homemade applesauce! This raspberry variation is perfect!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 12:07h, 25 July

    oh yumminess! Love this Marla so creative

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:35h, 25 July

      Thanks Alison!!!

  • Jen @ Savory Simple
    Posted at 12:40h, 25 July

    Beautiful photos! This is such a great update on applesauce.

  • Yelena
    Posted at 13:28h, 25 July

    Beautiful color, amazing recipe! Thank you-))

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    Posted at 13:44h, 25 July

    DELICIOUS! Pinned 🙂

  • Rikki
    Posted at 15:31h, 25 July

    I’ve never actually made homemade applesauce- bad right? haha. But I love my grandma’s homemade applesauce, store bought can’t beat it. I was just thinking today about how excited I am for raspberry picking coming up. They are my absolute favorite fruit. This looks so good!

  • Andrea DiGeronimo
    Posted at 18:02h, 25 July


    What came first the raspberry applesauce or the beautiful napkins/prints? They look like a match made in heaven, as does the apple & raspberry sauce combo!

    We might be visiting CA in October. Possibly around the 13th. Depends on the date of a possible post wedding reception for Jill & Neil.

    Love to you and the family!

    • Marla
      Posted at 19:10h, 25 July

      Andrea, that is so exciting!!!! October 13th would be a perfect time to visit. No travel plans scheduled for me at that time. Yet. Let’s chat so we can figure out a plan.

      The Liberty print and raspberries all kinda happened together 😉 Glad you likey!!

  • Minnie(@thelady8home)
    Posted at 02:19h, 26 July

    Lovely and sounds really delicious. Loved your photographs. The fresh raspberries, feel like picking up one and put in my mouth haha. Thanks for sharing.

  • Joanne
    Posted at 04:57h, 26 July

    What a fabulous idea! Raspberries always tend to get moldy in my hands VERY quickly. I love this way to use them before that happens!

  • Lucy lean
    Posted at 07:30h, 26 July

    Love the colors jumping off the screen in the post – the raspberries against the Liberty print are so vibrant. Big applesauce fan and especially like the idea of using frozen in a lunch box for a mid day slushy!

  • susan
    Posted at 08:35h, 26 July

    that’s gorgeous, Marla. All of it is fab. Love the little jars!

  • Nancy@acommunaltable
    Posted at 13:57h, 26 July

    A brilliant idea Marla – I love recipes like this that are so versatile!!!

  • carolinaheartstrings
    Posted at 16:13h, 26 July

    That looks so delicious! Cannot wait to give it a try. A new family favorite!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 16:29h, 26 July

    Delicious and Healthy!!

  • Brooke @ Food Woolf
    Posted at 21:48h, 26 July

    What a sweet (no fat!) treat!

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]
    Posted at 04:46h, 27 July

    I love how easy this is!! Maybe I’ll make a batch this weekend. 🙂

  • Kristen
    Posted at 09:21h, 27 July

    What a great idea, Marla! And beautiful pictures too.

  • Sue {munchkin munchies}
    Posted at 10:17h, 27 July

    I am going to an apple farm next week and you can bet I will be making this applesauce:) Thanks! Such stunning photos, as usual.

  • Anna
    Posted at 13:31h, 27 July

    Your food photos are wonderful- very simple and appetizing! TI makes your recipes look even better!

  • kristen duke photography
    Posted at 10:53h, 28 July

    I just found your blog via this post, and your photography is STUNNING! As a portrait photographer turned blogger of all things, I want so badly to be a better food photographer–it’s tough to make food look good! Your book is currently in my amazon shopping cart, I’m hoping to learn some things to help me in this area! I’m also changing my families eating habits to eat better, so excited as I peruse all over your recipes, and I’ve added your wonderfully colorful pinterest to my reads as well. Anxious to “get to know you better” via these social mediums;)

  • Kristi Rimkus
    Posted at 19:59h, 29 July

    What a terrific use for this summer’s raspberries. They spoil so quickly that I usually have to freeze them in order not to waste them. I would never have thought to combine them in an applesauce. The flavors would pair well together.

  • Kristina Vanni
    Posted at 21:34h, 29 July

    So simple and delicious! What a great way to celebrate summer!

  • aida mollenkamp
    Posted at 16:53h, 30 July

    What a tasty applesauce, Marla!

  • Kare @ Kitchen Treaty & The Hazel Bloom
    Posted at 08:32h, 03 August

    This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous (and sounds so divine)! Loving the ideas for applesauce mix-ins (and dipping french toast into it – genius). I usually drive over the mountains in September or early October to retrieve a big, huge box of fresh apples from Eastern Washington, then I spend a day making a big ol’ batch of the stuff to can. Though the most fancy I get is throwing a few Asian pears into the mix.

    I’m inspired to try a few new things this year. Thanks for that – and thanks also for the link to my applesauce pancakes!

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    Posted at 11:37h, 14 August

    Oh my goodness. This is amazing! I’ve made strawberry applesauce before but I love raspberries even more so I have to make this! I’ll give it a try tomorrow. 🙂 Love that it’s sweetener free and your pictures are absolutely amazing! So bright and cheery.

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    Posted at 12:55h, 15 August

    This is delicious! I used really tart apples and sour frozen raspberries, doubled it, or something like that, and had to add 1/4 cup honey. So little sweetener for 3 1/4 pounds of fruit. Sounds good to me! And it’s a beautiful color. WAY prettier than the strawberry applesauce I made a few months ago. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:26h, 15 August

      Awesome Erin…so happy to hear you had such great success! You are right, not much honey to make so much fruit sweet. Love that!

  • Jen
    Posted at 14:49h, 23 August

    Such beautiful pictures! And I do like the combination of apples with raspberries. Nicely done!

  • Cynthia
    Posted at 21:42h, 24 September

    My raspberries, unfortunately, had gone bad quickly, so I haven’t tried it with them. But, this recipe was forgiving! A friend that tried it said I could make a fortune selling it, that it was better than any applesauce he’d tried. I told him I couldn’t take credit! Hahaha Thanks for a wonderful treat that our family just loves.

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    Posted at 11:34h, 12 September

    can you use strawberries in place of the raspberries

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:08h, 12 September

      Sure!! You can also do a search for my strawberry applesauce 🙂

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    I made this recipe a couple days ago and am blown away by how fantastic it tastes! I did have to add a little bit of sugar because I used apples that were given to me from a friend’s apple tree, and they’re a tart variety. But I wanted to find a way to combine the fresh raspberries I picked on Monday, and the apples that were given to us…what a great recipe to have tried! I decided to can my batch though…and I HWB’d in pint jars for 20 minutes. Now we have some to enjoy through the winter!
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

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    Posted at 13:00h, 24 August

    This was amazing! I never liked store bought applesauce, but this is much much better than that crap. I put a few extra raspberries in it, along with a pinch of cinnamon and some maple syrup. Thanks for the easy recipe!

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