Homemade Applesauce

Happy First day of Fall everyone! To celebrate, I am sharing a warm homemade applesauce recipe below. For this recipe, I used Jonathan apples I picked up from the Farmer’s Market this past weekend but any type of apple will do. A mix of Gala and Granny Smith would work well to give a sweet and tart combo. 


I choose not to add any added sugar to my recipe because it’s sweet enough as it is. Trust me! 


As you can tell, I am not a pro at getting a really long apple peel but the result is still the same so I can live with it.


I love recipes that you can simply add everything to a large pot and “set it and forget it” until it’s done. PS- this lemon squeezer from William Sonoma is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I highly recommend investing in one!


The pot of applesauce before being mashed to smoothness. 

Homemade Applesauce


  • 4-6 apples
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of all spice
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the apples, water, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon and dash of all spice.
  2. Bring to a boil and cover the mixture. 
  3. Simmer on low for 15 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  4. Let cool then mash with a potato masher or fork.
  5. Top with a dash more cinnamon and serve warm. 


Who’s going to take a trip back to their childhood and try this simple and delicious snack? 

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