Yield: 1 ½ cups

Homemade Applesauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This easy Homemade Applesauce is made with fresh apples and apple juice for BIG apple flavor. Enjoyed warm or cold, it beats the store bought stuff by a mile. And it only takes THREE ingredients!


  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


    1. Combine apples, apple juice, and sugar in a medium size saucepan. (If using cinnamon, add now)
    2. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the apples are soft and start to break down.
    3. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until it reaches the desired consistency (or use an immersion blender).
    4. Enjoy applesauce warm or refrigerate it and serve cold.


  • Store applesauce in refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 1 week. Mixture will thicken upon chilling.
  • Freeze the applesauce in an airtight container, like a freezer bag, for up to 6 months.
  • Apples: best choice are McIntosh, Honeycrisp, and Gala.
  • For a thicker applsauce, place the sauce in a fine-mesh sieve and allow liquids to pass through. If you prefer a chunkier sauce, opt for a potato masher after cooking the apples. Do not blend.
  • Other spices that could be added to the sauce: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Nutrition Information:


6 serving

Serving Size:

¼ cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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