Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

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!

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Homemade Applesauce

This homemade applesauce is ready in less than an hour.

Course Snack
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 servings, ½ cup each
Calories 80 kcal
Author BODi


  • 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


  1. 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. 

  2. Remove lemon peel. Mash until applesauce is desired texture. 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Applesauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 80
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 16g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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