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Make Your Own Homemade Applesauce

I’m continuing my week of apples with homemade applesauce. My parents have a lot of apple trees and I’m fortunate enough to use them for my applesauce, we love to make applesauce cookies!

Make Your Own Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Last year, we made it with a big fancy machine that squeezes the insides out and catches the skin and core. But it’s a tad bit messy and takes a strong arm to turn the handle. Here I’m sharing how to make homemade applesauce all by hand – so easy.

Recipe for Homemade Applesauce


  • 4 apples – any apples you have on hand, we used fuji
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of honey – optional
  • knife or apple slicer
  • large pot
  • blender

4 apples makes about 2 cups


Peel the apples with a knife. Or an apple peeler would be best if you have one. And apple peeler isn’t very expensive and I use mine all the time.

 You can always use an apple corer, which cores the apple as well, yay!


Toss the apples in a large saucepan filled with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil.

Turn heat to low and continue to boil until the apples are fork tender, about 10 minutes.

Drain the water out and pour tender apples into a blender. Blend them to a puree. Add a dash of cinnamon and blend again.

Give it a taste and see if you need more. If my apples aren’t sweet enough, I’ll sometimes add about 1 tsp of honey.

Pour into bowls and you have a perfect snack for you and the kids. We ate it right away and it was delicious, still warm from the cooking. It’s one of our favorite fall snacks. And a great way to use up all your apples if you have a tree or if you buy apples in a big bag!

You can easily freeze a large batch of this if you put it in a freezer safe container, then pull out for later. Perfect treat for making ahead of time. Enjoy!

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  1. Just found your blog when I was looking for an applesause recipe via google. Thanks for sharing! I love your blog too! Newest follower :)

  2. I am going to try this recipe. I have lots of apples on my trees. I will be canning and freezing alot. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  3. Be sure that the applesauce is somewhat cooled before you put it in the blender or you may have your kitchen redecorated with applesauce, ceiling and all! At least that happens with hot tomatoes..been there done tha! Marijean

  4. I ate at a restaurant yesterday where they served cooked apples as a side dish. They’re soft enough to chew, tasted great, and saves one another job (mashing or blending).

  5. you are giving yourself way too much work! when I make applesauce I add only about a tablespoon or two of water, put the cinnamon on top, put a lid on and simmer for awhile. the apples start to break down on their own, and whenever the rest of the meal is done, i mash them w/a fork or potato masher if it’s a big batch. et voila! no draining or blender clean up!

  6. i use the corer and cook the apples with the peels on and then proceed to blender or food processor. you never taste the peel and there is more fiber that way. instead of sugar you can add a peach, nectarine, strawberries or raspberries to add a bit of hidden sweetness.

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