Classic Applesauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

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!]

Top Review by loof751

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!

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.

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