Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Use fresh cooking apples for this for best results. Some examples are Cameo, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathans, Gravensteins, etc. I like to use a mixture for more balanced flavor. You can add sweeteners and spices of your choice to this, but taste it first. The cider does add some sweetness and some apple varieties are more naturally sweet. TNT

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place apples and cider into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Allow to cool.
  2. Run cooked apples through a food mill. Add any sweeteners or spices at this time.
  3. Serve chilled for best flavor.


Most Helpful

Great, masha Allah. Actually preferred it warm. The best apple sauce I have made yet. I used a mixture of mostly Macintosh and some Spartan apples (I think). I am eating it warm, chunky (how I like it) out of the pot, no sweetener needed! I also cooked this for less time than stated leaving the pot covered when they were just about cooked taking it off the burner. I will keep this recipe on hand!!

UmmBinat November 12, 2010

Very easy to make & it has a very nice taste, what with the apple cider. I cooked mine for a little over 20 minutes & was happy enough with that after I cooled them down a bit & partially mashed the apples, leaving a somewhat chunky applesauce! We really enjoy homemade applesauce, & thank you, Sue, for sharing your recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Comfort Cafe under my theme, "Sassy Cider Sauces"]

Sydney Mike July 02, 2009

We love apple sauce.Taste good and shall freeze the rest in 1 cup portions as it made a lot with my left over apples.

NoraMarie January 02, 2008

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