What to add to applesauce to make it taste better?
- Add maple syrup. A generous drizzle of maple syrup will bring rich, amber undertones and boost your applesauce’s sweetness.
- Add browned butter. Browned butter has a nutty, rich aroma created by toasting its milk solids.
- Add cayenne pepper.
- Add dried fruit.
Why do you add lemon juice to applesauce?
As apples cook down, they lose some of their natural acidity, so the lemon helps with that and makes applesauce taste better. If you do not love lemon, try orange juice instead. We use orange juice instead of lemon juice when making our easy apple crisp.
Do I need to add citric acid to applesauce?
Unlike when canning tomato sauce or tomato juice, you will not need to add lemon juice or citric acid when you go to can applesauce. What is this? The apples have enough acidity that you can can them safely without adding anything!