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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Applesauce

Skip the jar and saddle up to this sweet, homemade version that is sure to bring a smile along with this nostalgic dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American


  • 10-12 large apples, variety of choice* *Apple variety is completely up to you! Traditionally, gala or honeycrisp are popular but we've also made with pink ladies successfully. Pick your favorite!
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon, or more to taste
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water


  • Wash, peel, and core apples and dice into large, even pieces. Add apples to a large soup pot along with remaining ingredients. Note: Water should reach about ⅓-½ of the way up the pot.
  • Cover and bring to a light simmer. Simmer for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender enough to mash with a spoon and water is absorbed/evaporated.
  • Once slightly cooled, carefully transfer to a blender and pureé until you reach desired consistency. Adjust seasonings per preference.
  • Cooking Tip: This recipe can also be made in the crockpot! Set on low and cook apples for 2-3 hours or until tender.