Easy Homemade Applesauce Recipe

This recipe for easy homemade applesauce is super simple, yummy, and requires very little effort. There is a bonus to making applesauce from scratch – the amazing smell that will waft through every room in the house!

Healthy Organic Homemade Applesauce with Cinnamon
Let’s make applesauce!

let’s make Homemade Applesauce recipe

Almost any apple will do, except red delicious. They are good for eating and not so good for cooking! Some of my favorites are Granny Smith, Fuji, and Gala.

This article contains affiliate links.

Homemade Applesauce recipe INGREDIENTS

  • 4lbs of apples
  • 1/3 cup of water or apple juice
  • 2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice

INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE APPLESAUCE recipe

apples for easy homemade applesauce
Wash the apple and peel off the stickers.

Step 1

Dump the apples into a sink full of water to wash and peel off the stickers.

2nd step pictured chopped apples into large chunks and placed in a pot.
Chop the apples into large chunks and then place them in a pot.

Step 2

Chop the apples into large chunks and then place them in a pot.

Step 3

Submerge the apples with water and place the pot on the stove covered. Leave the stems, cores and peels on. You can also place the apples in a slow cooker!

Step 4

Cook/simmer the apples until they are soft.

Step 5

Transfer the cooked apples in batches into a food mill – apples and water.

Step 6

Round and round goes the food mill handle.

Step 7

Reverse the handle to catch all the left-over goop.

Round and round.

This is the part that is easy for kids to help. If your kids are young, you might want to let the apple mixture cool BEFORE you run it through the mill so it is safer for them to participate.

8th step pictured bowl of homemade applesauce added with sugar and cinnamon to taste.
Add sugar and cinnamon to taste!

Step 8

Once the apples are sauced, add sugar and cinnamon to taste.

notes

Since each type of apples have a different sweetness, it is best just to taste it until you get it right. There are so many different things you could do with this recipe. Let your imagination run wild!!

Either way you do it, you are sure to have yummy homemade applesauce. Enjoy!

Health Benefits Of Homemade Applesauce

This applesauce for kids recipe will quickly become a favorite. Plus, despite the applesauce tasting amazing, it has so many health benefits as well.

Did you know applesauce contains a lot of antioxidants? The antioxidants it contains are actually called phytochemicals. These antioxidants help reduce your risk of various diseases like:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
Yield: 4

Easy Homemade Applesauce

homemade applesauce

This recipe for easy homemade applesauce is super simple, yummy, and requires very little effort. Plus, there are many health benefits too!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4lbs of apples
  • 1/3 cup of water or apple juice
  • 2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice

Instructions

  1. Dump the apples into a sink full of water and peel off the stickers.
  2. Chop the apples into large chunks and place them in a large pot.
  3. Cover the apples with the water and place on the stove covered.
  4. Transfer the apples into batches into a food mill.
  5. Once all the apples are turned into sauce, add your sugar and the other spices if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

Your applesauce should be good for about 10 days if you keep it in the fridge and make sure it is tightly sealed.

Keep it away from smelly foods like onions, because it will pick up the flavor of other foods if it is not sealed properly.

More Yummy Apple Recipes

Did you and your family enjoy making this homemade apple sauce together? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear!

2 Comments

  1. This does look amazing and yummy. However, I do not have a food mill. Can I just place an order with you? Ha ha!

  2. You could also use a wire mesh strainer/colander. That’s what I use when I make my jams and it’ll let out the pulp and keep the seeds, stems, etc.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.