Homemade Applesauce

Recipe by Bec6206

It is always great to get away from the store bought kind every once in awhile. From "Cooking a la Heart"- Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes from the Mankato Heart Health Program, 1988.

Top Review by MissLinguist

I used this recipe as a basis for my own applesauce. Actually, I have an overabundance of vanilla, and I wanted to check whether anyone had a recipe for applesauce that included vanilla. I used the recipe as written, but I left out the sugar and added nutmeg and cardamom. I think the vanilla is the secret ingredient, though. My neighbor said it was the best applesauce she'd ever had. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and quarter apples.
  2. Core and halve the quarters but do not peel.
  3. Place apples in heavy pan along with juice and rind of the lemon, cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Cover pan and set over moderately low heat.
  5. Apples will slowly soften and render their juices.
  6. Stir and mash frequently until tender throughout, about 30 minutes.
  7. Puree through a vegetable mill or sieve.
  8. Return to pan: simmer, stirring for a few minutes, adding more sugar if necessary.
  9. The applesauce should be thick enough to hold its shape in spoon.
  10. Stir in vanilla.

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