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Homemade Apple Sauce

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes

Serves:

4

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

This applesauce recipe is simple to make and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 4 apples - peeled, cored and chopped

  • ¾ cup water

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation

Making applesauce at home is easier than you think. Trust us: This wildly popular applesauce recipe will quickly become a go-to in your household. 


Best Apples for Applesauce


The best apples for applesauce are whatever apples you have on hand and need to use up. However, if you have a choice, we recommend using a combination of sweet and tangy varieties for the best flavor. Popular sweet varieties include Honeycrisp and Fuji, while popular tangy varieties include Granny Smith and Braeburn. 


How to Make Homemade Applesauce


Combine the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the apples are soft, then mash the (cooled) apples with a fork until you’ve reached the desired consistency. That’s it! 


How to Store Applesauce


Allow the applesauce to cool, then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days. 


Directions


  • Step 1: Combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan; cover and cook over medium heat until apples are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Step 2: low apple mixture to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher until it is the consistency you like.

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