Perfect Easy Microwave Applesauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This applesauce freezes wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel, core and slice the apples.
  2. Place apples in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Add in 1/4 cup water, cinnamon (start with 1/2 teaspoon) and nutmeg, if using; stir to combine.
  4. Cover with heavy microwave-safe plastic wrap (leave a little side opened to allow steam to escape).
  5. Microwave on HIGH power for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the bowl and stir the apples, then contine to microwave uncovered until apples are very tender (about 5-6 minutes longer).
  7. Using a large fork (I use a potato masher for this) coarsley mash apples to desired texture.
  8. Add in sugar to taste while the apples are still hot; mix well to combine.
  9. Bring to room temperature and then refrigerate for up to two days, or freeze in plastic freezer containers.


Most Helpful

Wonderful recipe! I used a dish as a lid over a glass bowl--don't like to use plastic. Used four apples, 1/8 cup water, juice of half a small lemon, no sugar, and put mixture through large holes of a strainer. (There are just the two of us). Plenty sweet. Love that you don't have to worry about scorching or babysit the pot.

louisedesalvo December 30, 2016

So simple and delicious! I used a silicone bowl cover to keep the moisture in-they work so great especially in the microwave. Thank You!

Ross R. May 11, 2015

Absolutely wonderful! My husband is diabetic so I did not add any sugar. Most definitely something I will make over and over again. If you know anyone that is diabetic, suggest this recipe! It needs no sugar...

huchkos March 13, 2015

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