Applesauce & Fruit Cups
If you’re a parent of a school-age child—or just someone who loves apples—you’ve probably gone through your fair share of applesauce. And why not? It’s a sweet, wholesome addition to lunches that’s practically a no-brainer. Unfortunately, not all applesauce fruit cups are created equal. Some are made with added sugar and GMO ingredients, which turns this seemingly simple snack into something more complicated. That’s probably not what you’re looking for if you’re trying to keep your family healthy. But here’s the good news: We’ve searched high and low to bring our members the very best applesauce in the market. Whether you opt for something cinnamon-infused, paired with peaches or strawberries, or just the traditional flavor, take your pick from our well-stocked shelves.
Ways to Use Applesauce
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a spoonful straight from the jar, but there’s more you can do with this all-star ingredient. For vegan baking, applesauce can replace butter in some recipes (think quick breads, muffins, and pancakes) to add moistness to your creations. Here are even more ideas:
- Spread on toast or bagels
- Use to top oatmeal
- Flavor slow-roasted carnitas
- Swirl into waffle batter
Top Applesauce Brands
Here’s the scoop on Thrive Market’s top applesauce brands.
Knowing how much our members love applesauce, we had to get it right. That’s why we scoured the country for the best organic apples we could find. The larger jars are made of glass that can be recycled after use.
This French company has been making pouches filled with wholesome ingredients since 1998. It works with local farmers to source everything from bananas to mangoes, and is known for its simple yet delicious flavor combinations.
The best applesauce starts with the best apples, and these three options are some of our favorites.
Thrive Market Organic Apple Sauce
Made with only certified organic apples—that’s it—this is simple eating at its finest. Our 24-ounce glass jar is filled with a sauce that’s sure to become a family favorite. Serve it up at breakfast or swap it for butter in your vegan baked goods.
GoGo squeeZ Organic Applesauce Squeezes - Apple Cinnamon
Made with organic fruit and juice, this classic flavor combo will make everyone happy. Each pouch offers 3 grams of dietary fiber, and you’ll love that the pouch is resealable—perfect for on-the-go snacking.
When it comes to organic applesauce, these picks make the grade.
Thrive Market Organic Applesauce Pouches
Stash these applesauce pouches in your purse, gym bag, or backpack and you’ll be ready when hunger strikes. Squeezable and resealable, this snack is made in a solar-powered facility from a blend of organic apples.
GoGo SqueeZ Organic Applesauce Squeezes, Apple Peach
Peaches and apples team up in this travel-friendly pouch. Made with organic fruit and a splash of organic juice, your little ones will love this snack that you can feel good about giving them.
The Best Apple Recipes
If your love of apples runs deep, you’ll want to check out these delicious recipes.
5 Apple Dessert Recipes
From Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies to our Best Apple Pie, these recipes are guaranteed to win you over.
8 Applesauce Recipes
Put your jar to good use with 8 applesauce recipes that’ll transform this simple ingredient into Banana Bread, Sweet Potato Latkes, and more.
Healthier Apple Cider Donuts
Instead of frying, bake your donuts instead. You’ll love the fragrant batter made with cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and applesauce. There’s even protein powder in there for an added nutritional boost.