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Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Not only is this the best homemade applesauce recipe nutritious and delicious, it is also one of the easiest recipes to make for any cook.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 167 kcal


  • Medium sized sauce pan with a lid
  • Wire mesh strainer
  • Peeler/Knife


  • 2 pounds Mcintosh or Cortland apples about 4-5 apples depending on the size
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup white sugar can substitute half of the white sugar with brown sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup of water.
  • Optional ingredients: cinnamon nutmeg, maple syrup, allspice to taste or Red cinnamon candies (15 to 20).


  • Peel apples if skins are blemished or tough, core and cut the apples into quarters and place in a medium sized sauce pan with a lid.
  • Add 1/8 cup of water, reserving the rest if apples become dry.
  • If desired add cinnamon candies at this time to make the applesauce pink.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and turn the heat to low – simmer for approximately 1/2 hour until apples are tender.
  • Strain apples through a wire mesh strainer into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the sugar to the warm mixture. It is important to add the sugar when the apples are warm so that it thoroughly desolves. Taste and adjust sugar to personal taste, adding more sugar, if necessary.
  • Let mixture sit covered until it reaches room temperature.
  • If not eaten, it should be refrigerated. Mixture will thicken once it is refrigerated.


  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon can be added to the apples when boiling, if desired.
  • Brown sugar can also replace the white sugar or a 50/50 mixture can be prepared.
  • If a chunkier applesauce is desired, do not strain the apples but mash them with a fork.
  • However, if the apples are not going to be strained, it is preferable to peel them prior to cooking.


Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 5gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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