Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This makes just 1 1/2 cups of applesauce. From Great American Home Cooking (Collector's Issue 1998)


  1. Place apples, water, and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Mash sugar into the apples; cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove cinnamon stick; cool and store in a tightly covered bowl in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

I made this with American Cameo apples, no sugar and no cinnamon. I actually just wanted to have some unsweetened applesauce on hand to substitute for oil in baking. So, I whipped some of this up and used it in No Fat Brownies. Because I didn't want any chunks, I pureed in the blender. It made a little over 1 1/2 cups. I think I will use some of it for Low-fat Banana Bars next. Thanks for an easy method to make a healthy substitute for baking. This is actually also a prefect way to make applesauce for babies, just puree after cooking, and I would avoid the sugar for babies, but they would love it!

Crocheting Mama April 30, 2007

My entire family enjoyed this applesauce! I used a variety of apples and it came out great!

Classy Gal June 30, 2009

Very easy and yummy recipe. My kids, especially, loved it and we served it warm-straight from the stove. The only thing different I did was to add ground cinnamon, since I was all out of the sticks. Thanks for a nice side dish.

Chef Lindsay April 26, 2009