Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This sounded like a more interesting applesauce than Mott's or the other store bought applesauce and so easy too. Recipe source: The Steamer Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 apples (2 Golden Delicious and 2 Macintosh or 4 of your favorite apples but the apple sauce is better if you)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 13 cup sugar (depending on the sweetness of the apples and how sweet you want the apple sauce)
  • 1 14 inches piece gingerroot
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 18 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Peel, core and cut apples into 16-20 pieces--the apple pieces should be about the same size.
  2. In a heatproof bowl that will fit into steamer, combine apples with lemon juice and sugar.
  3. Add ginger to bowl.
  4. Place bowl on steamer rack.
  5. Heat water in bottom of steamer.
  6. When steamer water comes to a boil, place steamer rack with the bowl of apples, cover and steam for 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender.
  7. Remove bowl from steamer and stir in cloves and cinnamon.
  8. Cool, but remove ginger before serving.


Most Helpful

I loved this. However, my picky children informed me that they don't like applesauce chunky. Oh well, I have been enjoying it very much. Thanks for a very easy and yummy treat.

seesko October 02, 2009

Absolutely easy to make, this chunky apple sauce recipe will be used a lot at my house from now on! I usually keep 4-5 jars of the store-bought kind on hand & eat it plain, use it as a topping for cottage cheese or waffles, add it to any number of cranberry recipes, or just use it as a simple side for chicken or pork. Now, I can enjoy making my own! Many thanks ~ it's great!

Sydney Mike September 21, 2009

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