10 Minute Applesauce - Alton Brown

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is another great Alton Brown recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a sealable microwave-safe container, combine the apples with all other ingredients.
  2. Close the lid, leaving one corner of it open to allow steam to escape. Microwave on high power for 10 minutes.
  3. Using a hand blender or potato masher, blend to desired consistency. Serve hot immediately or chill for later use.
Most Helpful

Pretty good stuff. I think this is the first time I've ever made apple sauce from scratch. I made it exactly as written, opting for cognac over brandy. (I couldn't really taste the effect of the cognac, though.) It made a fairly large amount, but I enjoyed the last bowlful days later. Like another reviewer, however, my apples weren't too mashable with a hand masher, and I did microwave the recipe for 10 minutes on the highest power level. After lots of effort, my results were still pretty chunky, and I really prefer a much smoother apple sauce. Despite my texture preference, the taste was still great. I just bought an immersion (aka stick or hand) blender, so I'll probably try this recipe again and use that tool.

spooty3 June 30, 2011

Excellent and fun to make, I probably needed to microwave my apples a little longer, I couldn't really mash them I ended up putting them in the blender.

emmalloy January 29, 2010

This is a great applesauce. I used only Cortland apples. I used brandy and omitted the honey. Thanks Velouria :) Made for Alphabet tag game

Boomette October 25, 2009