Homemade Applesauce is a simple and comforting treat, perfect for enjoying on its own or as a complement to a variety of dishes. This recipe is easy to make and can be adjusted to suit your taste preferences.


  • 6 large apples (choose a mix of sweet and tart varieties like Fuji, Gala, and Granny Smith)
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup sugar (adjust to taste; can substitute with honey or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: A pinch of nutmeg or allspice for extra flavor


  1. Peel, core, and chop the apples into small chunks.
  2. In a large pot, combine the chopped apples, water, and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat. Mash the apples with a potato masher for a chunkier texture or use an immersion blender for a smoother applesauce.
  5. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Add nutmeg or allspice if desired. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  6. Let the applesauce cool, then taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  7. Store the applesauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be kept for up to a week.
  8. Serve the applesauce chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 100-120
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 0g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6

Homemade Applesauce is a delightful and versatile dish that’s both sweet and comforting. You can enjoy it as a snack, a side dish, or use it in various recipes like baking or as a topping for pancakes and waffles. The beauty of homemade applesauce is that you can adjust the flavors to suit your preference, making it as sweet or as spiced as you like!

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