The Best Homemade Applesauce Recipe

The best Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Apples in saucepan for applesauce. You can peel them if you prefer.


4 or 5 McIntosh Apples
3 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of water

Dice  your apples and you can either peel them or not, whichever your preference. I chose to leave the peels on mine this time.

In a saucepan put a cup of water and put your diced apples in the water. Cover and let simmer on medium heat until apples are soft. (Usually 20 minutes but this is according to preference too, the softer the apples the smoother your sauce will be)

Once your apples are softened to your preference add 3 teaspoons of white sugar. (Because I came up with this amount from trial and error I looked to see what other recipes call for and most say 1/4 cup of sugar which by the conversions I found means 12 teaspoons! That would be way too sweet!)

Add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and stir and mash up your sauce.

Hot or cold it’s the best homemade applesauce I’ve ever had! (I ate it so fast I forgot to take a picture of the final product hehe)

I’m curious to know how much sugar others use in their recipes, drop me a note in the comments.

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  1. David Smith says

    We have made homemade applesauce and apple butter before. It’s much better that the stuff you get in a can or jar. Thanks for the recipe, we’ll have to make some next year or next time there is a great sale on apples.

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