Perfect, Easy Homemade Applesauce

By Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I am never buying applesauce again.

Homemade Applesauce

That might sound like a big, bold statement, but after you try this recipe, you won’t either.

Wanna know something strange? I don’t really like cooked apples. I will never order an apple dessert like apple crisp or apple pie. I don’t like the texture. Apple desserts are my Daddy’s all-time favourite. He asks for apple pie after almost every meal, knowing full well my mother hasn’t made any.

But I love uncooked apples, and I’ve always loved apple sauce. Sweetened, of course. I could eat a whole jar of it.

I’ve never considered making my own applesauce, but I bought a huge bag of apples and had to do something with them. I almost made my favourite carrot apple ginger soup, but then I had a better idea – try my hand at homemade applesauce!

Homemade Applesauce

I am so incredibly glad I did. This was, hands down, the best applesauce I’ve ever tasted in my LIFE. I want to take it for lunch every single day. It was smooth and velvety with the perfect level of sweetness. Amazing!

Use whatever apples you want and feel free to halve, double or quadruple this recipe!

Perfect, Easy Homemade Applesauce

Yield: About 6 cups


  • 6 lbs apples, peeled, cored & sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Put all ingredients in a big pot and cook for 25 minutes. Blend or process until smooth. Refrigerate unless you eat it all right away!

Homemade Applesauce

  • Brigitte
    March 12, 2014

    Daniel and I caught a bug this week, and while we’re both mostly over it, our stomachs are still feeling pretty fragile. I was trying to think of something gentle that we could eat, and I remembered reading this post a few days ago. Bingo! Thanks for the inspiration, Julia!

    • Julia Kent
      March 14, 2014

      I am making some this weekend too! It’s the BEST.

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