"My late father only knew how to cook two dishes and this was one. The type of apples you use will determine how mushy your apple sauce turns out. Cooking apples will turn into the texture of commercial applesauce while others will keep their shape even after the cooking. Either way it's delicious. The recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled...or quadrupled) to serve a crowd."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Put the apples and water in a saucepan.
  • Cover and bring to the boil.
  • Boil over low heat, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.
  • Stir in sugar and cook until it dissolves.
  • Add cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • Serve warm or cold.

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  1. p0etrice
    I absolutely love it! This is so convenient for me. I love this recipe because I buy organic apples which have a tendency to go bad quicker. This allows me to make good use of them before they go to waste. I bought those tiny gladlock bowls and now the applesauce is part of my son's school lunch. This is a perfect fit because I'd rather spend money on apples every other week than buying applesauce every few days when it runs out. I don't add any sugar and add a few dashes of cinnamon! Perfect! My son loves it and I love it. I always make about 8-10 apples in a cup of water. When it cools down I put it in a big Gladlock bowl and seal it. I am thinking about getting into jarring and making an armyload of this applesauce. God bless and thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
  2. loristarbucks
    Great applesauce. I did not add the sugar (diet restrictions) and it was still great!
  3. StacyMD187373
    Great applesauce! Went well with Herbed Pork Roast (#85382). Pretty quick and easy to make. I even used some apples that were in my fridge for an embarassing amount of time, so this is a good use of apples that may be a bit past their prime!
  4. Marianne5
    I've made this applesauce several times and it is easy and delicious! I halved the recipe for 2. Use brown sugar insead of white, Granny Smith Apples and add extra Penzy's Vietnamese cinnamon. I like it chunky, so I don't over cook or over stir it. Add a couple red hot candies for a Christmas look. It's great served with pork :)))
  5. smyleeg
    Delicious and super easy! I like to make it in the morning to have with breakfast! I find that adding a touch of salt enhances the flavor.


  1. timhammond
    Amazing! Almost better than what my mom made. I used apple juice instead of water and no sugar. I left the skins on and sent it through the food processor to emulsify them before serving. Ugh, so good!
  2. Mixologist
    I decided to make this as a side dish for our Easter dinner and it was delicious...the whole family loved it. I used Granny Smith and Red Gala apples and decided to use light golden brown sugar instead of white sugar. It tasted like apple pie filling and was simply scrumptious!
  3. ckarbousky
    I made the recipe exactly as called for, using the nutmeg instead of the cinnamon. I have no idea what kind of apples I used, but I think they may have been gala. First time making applesauce so I was worried becuase the recipe doesn't mention how big or small to slice the apples, so I did a combo of both large and small slices and in the end it didn't matter at all as they all cooked down. I guess that is why it wasn't mentioned, lol! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Just like my Gram's.
  4. Shelly 5
    This is very good! I made this for lunch today for myself and my son and it's all gone!! I only sprinkled it with brown sugar instead of all that white sugar. I also added both cinnamon and nutmeg. This is a definite keeper! Thanks!



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