yacon applesauce recipe in a white bowl with cinnamon

How to Cook Yacon Sauce

Wondering how to cook yacon? Or better yet, what the heck yacon is?? I suggest you try this applesauce knockoff.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cooking with yacon, what to do with yacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 43 kcal
Author Kris Bordessa


  • 8 cups Yacon peeled and cut into 1″ cubes.
  • A handful of organic raisins
  • 1-2 T. cinnamon
  • 1-2 T. honey
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Water


  1. Measure yacon and raisins into a large cooking pot. Add water to a depth of about 1″.

  2. Simmer over low heat for about an hour, stirring occasionally. You’ll notice that unlike apples, the yacon doesn’t break down; it remains firm enough that a simple potato masher just won’t do the trick. 

  3. Use an immersion blender to puree the cooked yacon right in the pot. If you don’t have an immersion blender, allow the yacon to cool and transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until you reach desired consistency.

  4. Stir in cinnamon and honey. Chill and serve.

Recipe Notes

Yacon oxidizes very quickly — it’s totally normal for it to turn greyish when exposed to air.

The big question with this is whether or not it can be safely canned. I’ve yet to see a safety-tested recipe for doing so; until then I’ll stick with making it fresh or freezing it.