You can make perfectly spiced applesauce with zero preservatives and no added sugars, right from the comfort of your kitchen.
Making homemade applesauce from scratch is super easy: only five ingredients and a bit of prep and you’re done.
This flexible applesauce recipe can take on a variety of flavors depending on the apples you choose.
Use Golden Delicious apples for a mellow flavor with a sweet finish. Try Honeycrisp apples for a subtly tart flavor or Gala apples for very sweet applesauce.
This Applesauce recipe makes a great mid-morning pick me up or as a fun after-school snack.
It also pairs well with our recipe for Grilled Pork Chops — try it tonight!
This homemade applesauce is ready in less than an hour.
- 4 lbs. quartered apples, cored (try Golden Delicious, Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, or Jonathan)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 3 to 4 1-inch strips lemon peel
Place apples, water, cinnamon, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes, or until apples are soft.
Remove lemon peel. Mash until applesauce is desired texture.
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