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Applesauce in bowl with 2 whole apples alongside

Best Homemade Applesauce

  • Author: Chef Cindy
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Cooked
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This is the Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe! It’s especially great to make applesauce in the fall season when apples are abundant!



6 large apples, cored, peeled, and cut into cubes (about 8 cups cubed)

3/4 cup apple cider

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 cup brown sugar packed (less with sweeter apples)

1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot, covered, and cook over medium heat for 25 minutes.
  2. Purée in a food processor or blender (for smoother applesauce).
  3. Store in the refrigerator.


Optional Ingredients: Nutmeg, allspice, maple syrup.

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