• Cooking Hack: Quick Applesauce for One

    by Dorothy Reinhold on July 14, 2012

    Print This Post Print This Post Applesauce for One If you have an apple, you can have applesauce for one in fewer than 5 minutes. And let’s admit upfront that fresh apples deliver a big reward, flavorwise, so this is worth your (little) while.

    Applesauce for One

    Slice the apple thinly and sprinkle with cinnamon. No sugar needed for most apples.

    Sometimes you want a dollop of applesauce on your morning oatmeal, or you need a bit to eat with your pork chop or sausage dinner. You don’t have to open a big jar just to get the amount you need; just let your microwave oven do the quick work for you.

    Spice it with ground cinnamon, or if you happen to have an apple pie spice blend or a pumpkin pie spice blend, those work just as well. Use what you have!

    Applesauce for One

    Mash with a fork and stir.

    Recipe: Quick Applesauce for One

    Applesauce for OneSummary: You don’t need to open a big jar when you just need a bit of applesauce for your morning oatmeal or with a pork chop or sausage.


    • 1 Fuji apple (or use your preferred variety)
    • Ground cinnamon


    1. Quarter, core and peel the apple. Slice the quarters thinly into a microwave-safe bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon to your liking – ¼ teaspoon or more.
    2. Micro cook on high for 2 ½ minutes. Test with tines of a fork; it should “give.” Remove from microwave and mash with a fork until chunky.
    3. Makes 3 heaping tablespoons applesauce — enough for one!

    Quick notes

    –This recipe was tested using an 1100-watt oven. If yours is more powerful, it might take less time; a less powerful oven will take more time.
    –Different varieties of apple may take differing amounts of time. Check at the 1-minute mark.
    –Do me a personal favor and don’t use a Red Delicious apple. Pick something more flavorful and with a better texture!

    Cooking time: 2-3 minutes
    Diet type: Vegan, vegetarian
    Diet tags: Reduced fat
    Number of servings (yield): 1
    Culinary tradition: USA (General)

    Applesauce for One

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