10 Minute Applesauce - Alton Brown

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Velouria

This is another great Alton Brown recipe.

Top Review by spooty3

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.

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.

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