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Whip up a batch of applesauce today. Making homemade applesauce is easier than you think!

Number of servings: 10
Serving size: 1/2 cup


7 apples (Granny Smith or other tart variety)

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Time needed: 15 minutes preparation; 30 minutes cook time

  1. Wash and peel apples. Cut into quarters and core apples.
  2. Combine apples, sugar, and water in saucepan. Heat to a boil. Turn heat to low as soon as the water is boiling.
  3. Simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring and mashing occasionally until apples are tender throughout.
  4. Once tender, mash apples to the desired consistency. Add cinnamon if desired.

Nutritional information

Calories 64
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 2 g
Total Carbohydrate: 17 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Total Sugar: 16 g
Protein: 0 g

Allergens: None noted

Tips and variations

Teens can peel and cut apples to make sauce.

Serve applesauce as a snack, sprinkled with a little cinnamon.

Serve with pork roast or pork chops.

Substitute applesauce for oil in baked goods.


This was adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture's Applesauce (no date; What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl).

Related resources

Baked apples — Bake apples in the oven or microwave for a tasty treat. You can make them individually or double (or triple) the recipe for more servings.

Canning applesauce — Canning applesauce is a great way to make use of apples when they are in season.

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