Easy Homemade Applesauce

My daughter just loves applesauce. So I decided to try making my own since the store stuff contains so much sugar and yucky high fructose corn syrup. No need to add sugar to homemade applesauce. The apples are sweet all on their own!  Next time I may throw some pears or strawberries in there to change it up.


This recipe is fast, easy, and you control the ingredients.  It is also a great recipe for homemade baby food. No junk in this applesauce!



  •  6 apples, peeled and chopped (your choice of apple, I used organic Pink Ladies)
  • ¼  teaspoon cinnamon (or more if you like cinnamon like we do)
  • About ½ cup of water to cover the bottom of pot


  1. Place all ingredients in a pot on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover with lid.  
  2. Simmer apples for about 20 minutes or until soft.  The smaller the pieces of chopped apple the faster cook time.  
  3. Remove from heat and mash with potato masher for chunkier applesauce, or put in a food processor or blender for smoother texture.


23 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Applesauce

    1. I need to get a Vitamix, my old blender is not cutting it! I have to check out your recipe. We love applesauce!

      1. it’s a great investment! it’s the only appliance i really use now. i would like to have a food processor or something for making puddings and the like – but otherwise i use it for EVERYTHING! definitely a worthwhile investment! thanks for stopping by and for commenting!

  1. This was super easy and the natural sweetner from the Fuji apples was perfect! I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

    1. I have not tried freezing the applesauce. We usually eat it up right away! I would think a week in the fridge would be good.

  2. Great recipe! I substituted all natural pure apple juice for the water and added 2 tablespoons chia seeds to the mixture…let it come to a low boil and then cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Yum!

  3. Have you considered making it with the peels left on the apples? There’s got to be some extra nutritional value in the peels. It’s also turns the applesauce a nice pink color!

  4. Definitely will be trying this. I buy mine since it’s easier and at my local Harris Teeter they sell a store brand that’s organic and only contians apples and water. It gets a bit pricy buying it though, so I found this in search of a recipe. Thanks!!

  5. Made this sauce today because i wanted to make a banana bread that required apple sauce and because i have wanted some for so long. It was delicious and so easy to make! And the banana bread and apple sauce goes so well together as well! Thanks for this recipe 😀

  6. I love this simple and tasty recipe. I was looking for an easy applesauce recipe to use up some apples I needed to use. I had never made applesauce before and this recipe gave me a minimized ingredient list to work with. (some recipes I seen used stuff I didn’t have on hand or never cooked with.) I used a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and added 1 tbsp. of Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract towards the end of cooking. This recipe is great hot and cold! Thank you for the share!

  7. I made it and it’s wonderful. Used 5 mcintosh and one granny Smith (all of them pass their prime). I didn’t measure the cinnamon. I let it cool before putting it in the blender. 30 seconds and it had the consistency of fluffy baby food applesauce. It’s really good eaten alone but I’m thinking of other ways to use it, Like in other recipes. Really really good!

  8. Tried this on the weekend and used up my Granny Smith Apples. I used 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon, 2 Lemon Slices and a little more water. After cooking for about 18 minutes I tasted the apples and they we’re way to tart for my liking so I added approximately 1/2 tsp of Raw Sugar. My family likes unsweetened apple sauce but unfortunately the little bit of sugar was needed this time around. My apples took about 25 minutes to cook so just understand the timing will all depend on your apples. My husband absolutely loved it! The next taste test will be my 2 1/2 and 5 year old grandsons. They love applesauce and we only buy organic unsweetened so I’m hoping for a favourable reaction.

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