Homemade Applesauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Lennie

Good basic applesauce. Add some red-hots (cinnamon hearts candy) to boost the flavour and the colour.

Top Review by Anu_N

I finally made this today, and it's fantastic! Since I had only 2 lb of apples, I halved the recipe, and for a while, I was worried that 1/4 cup water would not be enough, but all went well, and I have a jar of yummy applesauce sitting in my refigerator now! Thanks Lennie, now I have something to top my pancakes with!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Core apples and cut into eighths.
  2. Peel if desired; it's not necessary.
  3. Place in large, heavy pot with the lemon slices, cinnamon sticks and water.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often.
  6. Cook until apples are soft, 15 minutes or so.
  7. Remove lemon and cinnamon; stir in sugar.
  8. Put mixture into food processor and pulse until smooth.
  9. Taste and add more sugar if you like.
  10. Store in the refrigerator.

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