Homemade Applesauce

My love for applesauce started as a kid. I mean, its very rare you haven’t found a child who hasn’t had an applesauce cup as part of their school lunch one way or another ;)

Thats because it is such a lovable snack!

Homemade Applesauce... This recipe is surprisingly SO easy and so much better than store bought! I will never have it any other way!

This recipe is ONLY 4 ingredients and could not be any simpler to make!

I love this particular applesauce because its HOMEMADE and homemade is always better! Wouldn’t you agree?

If you are looking for delicious and tasty snack or side, give this Homemade Applesauce recipe a try! My entire family can’t get enough of it!

Homemade Applesauce... This recipe is surprisingly SO easy and so much better than store bought! I will never have it any other way!

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Homemade Applesauce
Homemade Applesauce... This recipe is surprisingly SO easy and so much better than store bought! I will never have it any other way!
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for twenty minutes.
  3. With immersion blender, blend applesauce until smooth.
  4. Serve warm or cold.


Homemade Applesauce... This recipe is surprisingly SO easy and so much better than store bought! I will never have it any other way!

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  1. Michele

    I really wish you would consider posting serving amounts with your recipes. It would be a great help. Thanks!

  2. Stephanie

    I've made homemade applesauce for years but I never put sugar in it. If you use a sweeter variety of apple, it's plenty sweet enough. No need for extra sugar!

    1. Diane

      I agree! I'm omitting the sugar!

  3. melissa

    i love apple sauce but i never know which apples are the best to use, which type of apple do you use for your apple sauce?

    1. M. K. Stroup

      As I mention below different apples are sold in different places. In the northern part of the US, Jonathans, Winesap, Cortland, MacIntosh, Transparents. I live in TX and the selection is small. I find Fuji, Jonagold, Gala, Braeburn, and others.

  4. Jane

    We make homemade applesauce and use apple pie spice, which includes the cinnamon....DELISHES!

  5. M. K. Stroup


    Two suggestions on the applesauce. Not everyone knows that there are cooking apples and apples that won't cook up. So the recipe needs to specify cooking apples. My second thought is that a combination of cooking apples makes a tastier applesauce. Different parts of the US has different kinds of apples so you need to look in your area and try a selection of your own. It is surprising how many people have never made applesauce or tasted it homemade. There are many ways to prepare the apples before cooking. If you are making a large quantity, it is best to wash the apples, cut into quarters or smaller. Remove any bad spots and seed. They they can be put through a Foley mill or other sieves that will remove skin,and seeds left.. The applesauce is much smoother made this way. Applesauce made from peeled apples can be mashed with a potato masher.

  6. Mary @chattavore

    I love to make homemade applesauce, though I do mine in the slow cooker. I love to eat it warm! This looks so delicious and it is making me want to make some!

  7. Venus

    This can also be made in the crock pot. No blender required!

  8. Charlene Mazer

    What kind of apples do you recommend for your Homemade Applesauce?

  9. Allison Miller

    Is it best to cook the apples before mashing them?
    First timer at homemade applesauce.

  10. Dana

    This looks delicious!
    Just wondering how much applesauce this recipe makes?

  11. Emily

    I don't have an immersion blender...will something else work?

  12. Tim Lucas


    I tried this with granny smith apples. The flavor was good but using the immersion blender resulted in ultra smooth (no texture) apple sauce. As in baby food. I prefer a little texture to my apple sauce.

  13. Nancy H.

    Can you freeze this applesauce?

  14. Mary Zimmerman

    OHHHHHH Nikki!!!! So incredibly amazing!!!! LOOOOVVVVE! Thank you for the delishiness!

  15. Angela

    When my grandma makes her cinnamon applesauce she adds red hots (like the candy) instead of actual cinnamon. So delicious!!

  16. Rebecca

    I've just made this apple sauce, think I may have blitzed it a bit too much. Does yours have lumps still in it, like shop bought? It does taste like apple sauce though :-)

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