Cinnamon Applesauce (Easy Microwave Recipe)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is really easy and delicious applesauce. I left out the sugar completely and thought it was sweet enough. The recipe says that if you prefer a sweeter applesauce, choose red apples, such as Fuji or Gala, instead of adding more sugar. This recipe comes from the Everyday Food Magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 2 quart microwave- safe dish with a lid, combine apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Cover, and microwave on high until very tender, 10- 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Mash apples with the back of a spoon.
  3. Serve warm; or cover, refrigerate at least 1 hour, and serve chilled. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Most Helpful

Great and fast applesauce. After mashing the cooked apples, I sprinkled the top with cinnamon/sugar mix - yum! Made for Spring 2014 Pick A Chef.

LainieBug April 20, 2014

Very Good. I'm a college student who only has access to a microwave and needed to get creative. I didn't add the lemon or the cinnamon because I didn't have any but added vanilla extract to substitute some of the sweetness. Still tasted great. Thanks for the recipe!

SamHart7 February 02, 2013

What a quick, easy, and delicious recipe for applesauce! I used Macouns since that is what I had on hand and it was delicious! I did not add any sugar and the natural sweetness of the apples was enough. I made this for Best of 2011 Cookbook game. thanks for a great recipe that I will definitely be making again!

Jociecee January 17, 2012