Homemade Fruit Snacks (with Applesauce)

Hey everybody!

Welcome back to recipes with Tasha! If you missed me as much as I missed sharing with you all, I’m so sorry! Mac has been hopping around in my kitchen, and, well…. (sorry Mac, I’m spilling the seeds about you!)


Well anyway after cleaning up and getting back off my claws, I whipped up some homemade fruit snacks I came across on this blog. Vegan Mommy Chef made these scrumptious  fruit snacks using applesauce, and you know how I love my Holmes applesauce! And I loved these homemade fruit snacks with applesauce! Time to share them with you!


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  • 1 cup Holmes applesauce

  • 2 tbsp. brown rice syrup, agave nectar, or maple syrup (adjust to your taste)

  • 2 tsp. agar powder



Picture Source: Rachel Cooks


  • Mix all ingredients together in a small, non-stick saucepan.

  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then turn heat down to low.

  • Simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the liquid in the applesauce, has evaporated and the mixture is reduced by about one half. Stir periodically (so applesauce doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan).

  • If you use candy molds for shape, lightly oil them and spoon in the applesauce mixture. Otherwise, lightly oil a shallow pan and spoon in the mixture.

  • Chill for 30-60 minutes, until completely set. If you poured the mixture into the shallow pan, cut the cold, set mixture into little bite sized snacks.




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Where can I buy Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce?

You can buy Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce at the Products page of our website or visit Where to Buy to find one of our many locations.

 My son/daughter has some food allergies, is Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce safe for him/her to eat?

Yes, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce products are made free of the top eight common allergens, including milk, egg, wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish.

Do you use chemicals to remove peels from your apples?

No, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce does not use any chemicals to remove peels from our apples.  

 How long can I store Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce?

Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce can last up to 2 years unopened.

Opened applesauce will stay fresh if refrigerated for a recommended 30 days.

Is Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce pasteurized?

Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is processed by heat before sealing to prevent spoilage.

Is Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce Kosher?

No, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is currently not Koser certified. However, we will be soon in the future.

Where is Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce made?

Our applesauce is handmade in small batches at The Cleveland Culinary Launch Kitchen in Cleveland OH, USA

What may cause mold to appear in damaged jars?

If a top becomes damaged and the product becomes overly exposed to air, it is possible for mold to develop because Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is all-natural and preservative free.

What kind of mold could grow in preservative-free fruit?

The mold that might occur is a common food mold, similar to what can happen with fresh fruit that has been overly exposed to air.

What should I do if I think I see mold in my product?

If you think that you see mold in your applesauce, do not consume the product. Hang on to the jar, and call us at 216-618-5043 or email us at contact@holmesapplesauce.com so that we can help you.

Contact Us for any more questions/concerns.