Looking for ways to make use of applesauce and expand the possibilities of the dishes you can make from it? We have a list of 25 of our best Recipes Using Applesauce to inspire your next meals!
Whether homemade or store-bought, it can be used for appetizers, snacks, Sunday lunch, or dinner, up to the sumptuous desserts made from simple applesauce.
If it is homemade, you can make a batch of it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for the next recipe that you try.
Are you having a barbecue on a Sunday?
You can enhance those juicy ribs and chicken using applesauce!
Thinking of what to prepare as a snack for your kids?
You’ll find simple cookies and brownies for your next food trip on this list.
No eggs, but you need to whip up a cake?
Don’t worry—applesauce can be the perfect substitute!
Some recipes use slow and pressure cookers, like the Slow Cooker Applesauce Pulled Chicken Sandwiches and Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Loin With Applesauce if you’re running out of time to prepare dinner!
Bake a bread, too, using applesauce as a binder—perfect for the family dinner.
Perhaps you’ll have a get-together at home, and you want to serve a beverage that will impress your guests. #14 will help you!
Here’s a list of 25 recipes using applesauce:
1. Applesauce Bread
Bake your own bread that is not only fluffy and delicious but moist!
This recipe is quick and easy to make.
The key is in the addition of applesauce.
It is loaded with the flavors of fall, cinnamon, brown sugar, and those apples.
Mixing the batter only takes 10 minutes to do and is ready to bake in your preheated oven.
Once done, it can be eaten immediately or if you want the flavor to ooze out best after a day!
Create your own fall-apart chicken using the wonders of your slow cooker!
This slider recipe is composed of both chicken and slaw.
The exciting part is the pretzel bread complements the savory pull apart chicken!
After cooking it in the slow cooker, chicken shreds fall off easily, and add the rest of the ingredients, then voila!
Satisfy your appetite!
Using the most tender pork cut and tenderloin, and this recipe uses honey and applesauce as its sweetener, you’ll enjoy the tang it will give to your palette.
Make sure to preheat your oven before you begin with this recipe!
Most straightforwardly, you will be making your applesauce from scratch.
Bake the applesauce at the same time as the roasted chicken.
The secret to this golden crisp outer layer of the chicken is the brushed butter on top just before popping it out from the oven!
And, of course, rosemary is the best-paired herb with chicken.
You will be excited to try it out!
Another slider recipe from the list, but this time, the slaw is also made from apples!
You’ll be supposed to know how it is perfectly paired with the applesauce chicken.
Brussel sprouts are also one of this burger bun’s highlights and add color and flavor to your meal!
You might do this right away with a quick and easy recipe for a barbecue that uses very few ingredients because all the raw materials are readily available in your pantry!
A kick of chili powder is also added to this dish.
And oh, this recipe is even more scrumptious when you pair it with these 27 delish BBQ chicken sides!
The round-shaped part of pork, also boneless, is used in this recipe.
The apples must be the gala variety or can also be Fuji or Honeycrisp, the sweet apple varieties.
The addition of ginger also balances everything in this dish, including cinnamon and nutmeg.
This recipe is one for the books!
Have you been craving sweet and juicy ribs?
This apple-based glaze will provide a unique flavor and mouthfeel to the meat.
The tartness from the apples, the hint of acidity from the cider vinegar, the spice brought both by paprika and ginger, and the sharp flavors of the aromatics, ginger, shallots, and mustard.
Here’s another recipe that shows you can make donuts even without eggs!
Here cinnamon sugar gives its primary flavor and sweetness.
It’s quick to make; in 30 minutes, you’ll have 18 pieces!
This would be lovely to serve at the next tea party or even when your kids have a playdate.
Fancy-ing a French dessert?
Now you can make your own French Apple Turnovers.
You can just use a store-bought puff pastry.
If you have a favorite brand, you can use that and just follow the quick steps on making the apple-filling for the turnovers.
Remember, the applesauce is a make-ahead ingredient, so you can make an extra stock if you’ll be baking some more later on during the day.
If you are curious about trying a new dish outside of what we usually make (unless you are a German, you probably know this) as an appetizer in your meals, you may want to try this one.
The concept is like a dumpling, but it’s not.
The size of the flour dumplings is similar to a dumpling but what’s great about this is the savory bacon cream sauce! It would be best if you tried it.
12. Apple Crisp
Are you feeling snacky?
This Apple Crisp is a delicious make-ahead snack that will be a good choice instead of purchasing empty-calorie snacks.
Also, at the same time, this can satisfy if you have a sweet tooth, less the guilt!
Your gut will thank you for this high-fiber food.
If you both have apples and pear in your panty, why not make them into the perfect fruit sauce?
You will decide whether you will cook it on a stovetop or slow cooker.
Either way, you will produce a spiced pear and applesauce the way it should be or according to your liking.
14. Applesauce Shot
Here’s an alcoholic apple shot that is prepared in under 1 minute.
It serves a dessert and booze!
Looking for something to prepare for the kids?
This recipe is with yogurt and is much awaited by the kid’s tummy for happy digestion.
This is a sure unique cake flavor if you’re throwing a birthday party.
This recipe is also vegan, so you can serve them this cake if you have vegan guests.
You’ll be surprised by the flexibility of the applesauce in this recipe.
A slider recipe that takes you to the pulled pork meaty goodness!
This recipe only has pork, applesauce, and your favorite barbecue sauce.
Is anyone allergic to eggs?
Bake this chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t use eggs in its recipe.
Surprisingly the applesauce made these cookies even more moist and chewy.
This can become your stable chocolate chip cookie recipe and a pantry favorite.
Feeling like eating a heavy lunch?
Try this crisp potato pancake recipe.
This is wholly pan-fried; no need to bake in an oven.
It’s easy and will fill hungry tummies!
And oh, don’t forget to add sour cream on the side to kick up the flavor of these pancakes.
Ever wonder how to make your meatloaf recipe a great and moist final product?
Try making this recipe and see the difference between your old meatloaf recipe.
This is such good Thanksgiving stuffing.
While everyone makes it differently, this one also has its share of novelty.
The applesauce blends well with butter, sage, and parsley!
Very easy to make in under 40 minutes and a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
The bundt cake fashion never ceases to give its classic, sophisticated cake look, this one now with applesauce.
Old fashioned, it may seem, but the taste is timeless, like a work of art.
Have you been daydreaming about having a Mediterranean trip?
Why don’t you try this recipe first and let it transport you to Jamaica?
This burger, or sliders if you want, uses turkey and applesauce as its magic tenderizer.
If you don’t have an instant pot or slow cooker at home, and maybe you have this pressure cooker lying around waiting to be used, why don’t you try this Applesauce Pulled Chicken?
This might be the most tender pulled chicken you might make in your kitchen.
The pressure cooker does make every meat tender.
Now you have an alternative for those who cannot process gluten in their bodies but don’t want to sacrifice eating brownies.
Not just an option but a fudgy brownie type!
The attractive main ingredient here is the dates, so be sure to try this.
Our version of brownies doesn’t include apple sauce, but these delights are something you shouldn’t miss!
The bottom line
Applesauce is more than just used as an ingredient in making desserts, cakes, and pastries.
As you have seen, it is a diverse raw ingredient that serves many purposes, such as an egg replacer and making a dish vegan.
It also acts as a meat tenderizer, a natural sweetener, and a moisture improver for many favorite dishes.
So try these recipes in your next culinary adventure!
BONUS: We also have a simple apple butter recipe made using unsweetened apple sauce here; it’s made in a slow cooker so all you need to do is gather all of the ingredients in the kitchen!
Top 25 BEST Ways To Use Applesauce 🍎
We have a list of 21 of our best Recipes Using Applesauce to inspire your next meals and desserts!
- Applesauce Bread
- Slow Cooker Applesauce Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
- Applesauce Pork Roast
- Rosemary Roasted Chicken With Applesauce
- Shredded Applesauce Chicken Sliders With Brussel Sprouts Apple Slaw
- Applesauce BBQ Chicken
- Pork Tenderloin Medallions
- Applesauce Glazed Oven Ribs
- Applesauce Donuts
- Chaussons Aux Pommes (French Apple Turnovers)
- Verheiratete (German Potato Dish)
- Apple Crisp
- Spicy Asian Pear Applesauce
- Applesauce Shot
- Banana Bread With Applesauce Yogurt
- Cinnamon Applesauce Snack Cake
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Loin With Applesauce
- Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Potato Pancakes With Applesauce
- Moist Applesauce Meatloaf
- Applesauce Stuffing Recipe
- Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
- Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
- Pressure Cooker Applesauce Pulled Chicken
- Fudgy Gluten-Free Brownies
- Find your favorite recipe from our Recipes Using Applesauce list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!