Apple Sauce

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"I looked at several recipes, but some used other fruits and some sounded far too sweet, yet not tart, so I used the concepts from several and made my own. This is sweet yet tart! Very good."

Original recipe yields 20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (90.9 g)
  • Calories 52.3
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 0.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 11.9 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 5.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and cover, on medium heat, bring to a boil.

Step 2

Cook for 15-20 minutes or until apples are soft.

Step 3

Remove from heat allow to cool. Mash the apples with a fork or a potato masher. Store in fridge.

Step 4

Your house will smell wonderful at this point! Enjoy both the smell and the taste of this wonderful dish.

Step 5

If you want to can, which I did tonight. This recipe yields about 2 1/2 pints. I tripled the recipe and it worked wonderfully. Do a water bath and process for 20 minutes. Those not familiar with canning, you need a canner, pint jars and lids and rings. Make the applesauce, while its cooking wash the jars in hot soapy water, rinse well. Also fill your canner with water and start to heat the water. Meanwhile, heat to boiling in a small sauce pan, water to sterilize the lids and rings in, once boiling put the lids and rings in and remove from heat. Use tongs to take them out. Pour the sauce into your clean jars, leaving at least 1/2 inch from the top. Clean off the top of the jars with a clean towel to make sure no apple sauce spilled onto them. With a tongs take out a lid and place it on top, and use a ring to close the seal. Do not close it tightly. Place into the canner. DO this to all of the pints. Lower into the canner, water doesn't have to be boiling at this point, but bring to a boil with the lid on and process for 20 minutes. Raise from water, take them out and set them on a towel, and now close the rings as tightly as you can get them. You will start to hear the pops of the lids closing in about 20-30 minutes. Store, and enjoy at will!

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No special items needed.



Very nice apple sauce! Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(18 Feb 2016)


My boys love applesauce and they sure loved this! It tastes a whole lot better than any in the stores and was such a treat for us. It's really easy to make and in no time you have this yummy sauce to have on hand. I am only making my own from now on. It is so worth it!

(7 Oct 2013)


With lots of great apples in season I bought some to make some applesauce. This is so far ahead of the store bought stuff it isn't funny! I kept mine a little chunky and it was just sweet enough for us without being overly sweet.

review by:
(5 Oct 2013)


I love cinnamon so I added a bit more than called for and it was delicious! I left mine a little chunky because we like it that way. I plan on making this again very soon!

review by:
(18 Sep 2013)