Raw Vegan Applesauce Recipe with Dates

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
25 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 0g
Calcium 6mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

No added sugar is needed in this raw foods recipe since this applesauce is naturally sweet. Just be sure to use sugar-free, naturally dehydrated fruits or dates in order to make this recipe truly raw and appropriate for those on a raw foods diet. If you're not concerned about it being raw, any dried fruit will work just fine. Try experimenting with dried peaches and pears, as well as apricots - yum!


  • 3 large apples
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots (or 5 to 6 large dates)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the dates or dried fruit in a small bowl and cover with the water.

  2. Allow to soak for at least 15 to 20 minutes. This will soften the fruit and make it easier to blend.

  3. Remove the core from the apples, chop into several large chunks each and place in blender or food processor.

  4. Add the fruit and the water and puree until smooth, adding a bit more water if needed.

  5. Garnish with a bit of freshly ground cinnamon if desired.

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