Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Making a simple, chunky applesauce, this recipe comes from the 2005 cookbook, Get Saucy. I prefer using either Mcintosh or Pippin apples for this sauce, & making a double batch allows for freezing some for later! [NOTE: in Oct 2009 I did try this using Fuji apples & it turned out VERY WELL, & I've now changed to using the apple cider!]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium-size, heavy saucepan, combine apples, sugar & water & bring to a boil.
  2. Cover & simmer over medium-low heat until the apples are tender & broken down, about 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  3. Raise the heat to medium-high & cook, uncovered, until liquid is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes longer, then stir in lemon juice.
  4. For a smooth sauce, stir frequently or puree in a food processor.
  5. Serve warm or cold.
  6. Will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for 2 months.


Most Helpful

Who knew homemade applesauce could be this quick and easy?!? I scaled this back to 2 servings, using 2 good-sized golden delicious apples, and thought it was perfect - just sweet enough and just chunky enough. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

loof March 14, 2012

With two little kids around this is a must have recipe.Thanks for sharing.

littlemafia February 20, 2010

Easy & tasty. Nice way to use up frozen apples. I kick myself cause I forgot to add the lemon juice. I had already froze the sauce in cubes so it was too late to fix it. I have another bag of frozen apples so I'll make sure I add the lemon juice next time.

Mustang Sally 54269 May 15, 2009

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