While most people have probably never made homemade applesauce, it really isn’t difficult. And with this tea-infused version, it’s a lot more tasty than the storebought kind! ~ Alan


Course Side Dish
Keyword apple, Grandma's Pumpkin Pie, Holiday Gingerbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Author Alan & Marlys Arnold - Adventures with Tea


  • 4 Apples cored & peeled
  • 1/2 cup Water for tea
  • 2 tsp Holiday Gingerbread or Grandma's Pumpkin Pie loose tea or other sweet & spice flavor
  • 1 packet ZSweet® all-natural sweetener (replaces 2 tsp sugar)


  1. Brew tea as directed and set aside.

  2. Peel, core and slice apples, then combine in saucepan with brewed tea. Cook on high until steaming, then reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer for about 20 minutes (or until apples are soft).

  3. Remove from heat and cool 20-30 minutes, then use a potato masher to create sauce.

  4. Add ZSweet® (or your chosen sweetener) and serve. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.

Recipe Notes

Recommended teas: Holiday Gingerbread or Grandma's Pumpkin Pie

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