Homemade Applesauce
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Homemade Applesauce

Make your own Homemade Applesauce with fresh picked apples, sugar and spices. The best part is you can make it chunky or smooth, just the way you like it.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword apples
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author Carrie's Experimental Kitchen


  • 4 lbs. Apples, cored and peeled
  • 1 c. Water
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 c. Sugar (more or less depending on preference)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract


  • Core and peel the apples; then cut them into uniform chunks and place in a large pot.
  • Add the water, lemon juice, sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Bring the contents to a boil over high heat; then reduce heat, cover pot and simmer 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the apples are soft.
  • Mash the apples with a potato masher or a fork and allow to cool. Refrigerate up to 4 days in an airtight container.