I just love this homemade applesauce recipe. It is so fresh tasting, slightly sweet with yummy cinnamon flavor, and it is incredibly easy to make with just four ingredients!
Growing up my mom would make homemade applesauce and can it, it was so nice eat it. My dad’s favorite dinner was pork chops and applesauce. Fond memories for sure! To this day I still love eating it and making applesauce at home.
Also what I love about making applesauce at home is you get to choose what apples you like. Do you like Gala, Granny Smith, Washington, Pink Lady, Fuji the best? Can’t decide? Then you can use a mixture of some or all of them. You can use whatever apples you want.
It is so simple to make if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
Wash, peel, core, and cut the apples into chunks.
Add the apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon to a large pot and place it on the stovetop burner. Set the heat to medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it boils reduce the heat to medium-low and put a lid on the top. Continue cooking for 20 to 25 minutes until the apples get soft.
Once the apples have cooked, some of them may look a bit translucent, that is perfect. Remove them from the heat and allow them to cool for 5 minutes. Then mash them into applesauce. Use a fork, potato masher, pastry blender, blender, food processor, or immersion blender. Keep mashing until you get the consistency you want.
Serve it warm, chilled, or use it in a number of other recipes. Once it has cooled completely place it in an airtight container like a mason jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or it can be frozen, or canned. Enjoy!
Print the recipe here on my website: https://www.inthekitchenwithmatt.com/homemade-applesauce