Dutch Apple Sauce Recipe

As promised, here is the recipe for Dutch Apple Sauce. Dutch apple sauce is usually eaten cold and very different from English (and thus horrible) apple sauce which is eaten warm. One of the typical uses of apple sauce in Holland is to eat it with fries and chicken. May sounds bizarre but it is oh so yummy! So get your kitchen ready, because here we go:

You will need:
  • 1 kg cooking apples
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • water

Wash the apples, peel them, and remove the cores.

Cut them into parts.

Put the apple pieces in a pan and add some water. The amount of water depends on your pan, for my pan which is about 15cm in diameter I add about 3cm of water.

Cook the apple pieces for about 10 mins on a small flame until soft.
See the pictures below for the progress.

It looks more like sauce already!

Once you have the consistency as shown above, add the cinnamon and the sugar

Stir well while adding the cinnamon and sugar

The colour will change a bit because of the cinnamon. Cook for a few minutes more so that the sugar dissolves well (dont forget to stir) and then let it cool down. If it is too sweet for your liking, add some lemon juice. I usually add a squirt of it, it doesnt need to be fresh juice, bottled will do fine.

You can of course have more of a compote, but for real apple sauce just blend it a little bit until nice and smooth. I just love my hand blender! The apple sauce will be all smooth :)

Once cooled down, put the sauce in jars and place in the fridge. It will hold for about a week (more if you add some orris root) and can be eaten warm or cold.

And there you go! Quick, easy and oh so yummy. Let me know what you think!


  1. They eat applesauce warm here?! ewwww. Your recipe sounds like what we eat in America, and is therefore clearly even more superior to English applesauce.

  2. Hi There! This apple sauce recipe is very similar to my mom's (we're Canadian). What do they flavour it with it England?

    I will have to try apple sauce with chicken and fries. We serve apple sauce with pork here, so it doesn't seem like that much of a stretch to me :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Yummy!! I LOVE my applesauce warm with cinnamon:)
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

  4. I love some REALLY cold and yummy apple sauce
    Thanks so much for sharing

  5. Homemade applesauce sounds so good--I need to try it!

  6. I love simple recipes that make yummy things- sometimes the simplest ones taste the best :) I'll have to give this one a try! Thanks for stopping by our blog on Friday and linking up- we love having you participate!


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