Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger

Simple, zingy, and astonishingly delicious–this homemade blueberry applesauce with ginger tastes sublime!  Another batch needs to be made soon, because we can’t get enough!

Blueberry Lime Applesauce with GingerA friend called me up last Friday and asked if I could go with her to gather some surplus apples in the neighbourhood.  The funny thing is, I had been hoping to score some free apples in the coming weeks.  I even said “bring on the apples” in my last post!  Well, my friend had no idea what I had wished for before she called, and I had not thought through how many apples would be coming my way when I said yes!  I sent my two daughters to help with the picking, since I had company at home.  And they filled both big bags that I supplied for apple collecting.

Cutting up our oodles of apples took a few hours.  But I now have endless options for stewing and baking them.  First I made some cinnamon applesauce, which I used to make some Saskatoon Berry Applesauce Bars.  Then I decided to go in a citrusy direction with lime applesauce, sweetened with blueberries, and accented with ginger.   The kids loved it.  I adore it.  Definitely worth making, even if you have to pay for your apples.

Have you ever picked your own apples?

Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger

Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • approximately 4 cups of sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • juice of 1/2 large lime
  • ground ginger to taste (about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 100% apple juice, optional, to taste


  1. Cover the bottom of a large pot with a shallow layer of water.  Add apple slices and cover.  Simmer over medium low heat until apples are very soft.
  2. Stir in blueberries, ginger, and lime juice.  Simmer for 10 minutes or so.  Add apple juice to sweeten the sauce if desired.
  3. Remove applesauce from heat.  Serve warm or chilled.

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22 thoughts on “Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger

    1. It is fun. My family had a tree when I was a girl, but I haven’t had many apple picking opportunities since. Berries seem easier to come by these days. 🙂

  1. Looks like you have all the right ingredients in there to me – apples, blueberry, and lime! And oh yes, apple picking is a tradition in my family (last year, we found a farm that had apples, blueberries, raspberries, and peaches. And a whole lot of veges, too)!

  2. Hmm, what great flavour combinations. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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