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Easy Homemade Applesauce Recipe (4-ingredients)

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There is nothing better than homemade applesauce. Using fresh apples, this applesauce can be made to your level of sweetness and texture. Make enough for dinner or make enough to can it. Easy to make and has an amazing flavor, you will be amazed at how easy it is to make homemade applesauce.

Use this easy homemade applesauce as a side dish when you make Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken.

homemade apple sauce

Easy Homemade Applesauce Recipe

So many people think it is hard to make homemade applesauce. It truly isn’t. With this simple recipe, you will have the best tasting applesauce and it takes less than an hour. When you make it yourself, you get to control what goes into it. Whether you like your applesauce tart or sweet, chunky or smooth or organic, you get applesauce that is tailored to your preferences.

Ingredients

  • Apples
  • Sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Wateringredients homemade apple sauce

How to Make Applesauce

Peel the apples, remove the cores and chop the apples into bite sized chucks.

chopped apples

Add the apples to a large pot or dutch oven.

adding cinnamon

Add the sugar, cinnamon, and water to the pot.

pouring water

Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 18-20 minutes. Cook until the apples are very soft.cooked apples in a red pan

Remove from the heat and uncover the pot.

mashed apples in a red pan

Mash the apples while they are hot with a potato masher until it reaches the desired consistency.applesauce on a spoon

Serve the apple sauce warm.

homemade apple sauce in a jar

Tips for Canning Homemade Applesauce

When you are canning apple sauce you want to add a little lemon to it. This will prevent the apple sauce from getting brown.

Make sure the jars are sterilized well.

Add the apple sauce to the hot jars using a canning ladle.

Remove the air and fill the jars, leaving about a 1/2 inch of space at the top.

Once you have processed the apple sauce jars for about 20 minutes in a water bath, leave the jars alone for 24 hours.

Then check the seals. The seals should not flex up and down.

Can I Add Other Fruits To My Applesauce Recipe?

I have seen apple sauce at the grocery store that has several other flavors with it. My favorite fruits to add are strawberry and pears. I have also seen bananas in it. You can add whatever fruits that you like with the apple sauce.

homemade apple sauce in a jar with cinnamon sticks

Best Homemade Apple Sauce

Homemade Apple Sauce

Published By Jill
There is nothing better than homemade applesauce. Using fresh apples, this applesauce can be made to your level of sweetness and texture. Make enough for dinner or make enough to can it. Easy to make and has an amazing flavor, you will be amazed at how easy it is to make homemade applesauce.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 5-6 large apples
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Peel, core, and chop the apples into bite-sized chunks. Pour the apples into a large pot or Dutch oven.
  • Add the sugar, cinnamon, and water to the apples in the pot. Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 18-20 minutes until the apples are very soft. Uncover the pot and remove from the heat.
  • Mash the hot apple sauce with a potato masher until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve the apple sauce warm.
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homemade applesauce

Easy Homemade Applesauce Recipe (4-ingredients)

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