ONCE YOU TASTE this applesauce, you won't want the store-bought variety anymore. Baking the apples locks in their delicious flavor! This recipe can easily be adjusted for any amount of servings. --Mary Mootz Cincinnati, Ohio

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5 mins
40 mins
45 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place apples in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and vanilla; mix well. Sprinkle over apples. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender. Uncover and mash with a fork. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 48.3g; fat 0.4g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (110)

Rating: 5 stars
Oh my is this stuff ever good!!! And, it really brings back memories because my Grandma Jean used to make homemade applesauce all the time and it was incredible! Well, tonight I was making her "double breaded pork chops" and nothing but homemade applesauce would do for a side dish. I doubled this recipe using 4 large Granny Smith apples and threw in a couple Red Delicious for good measure. I also added 1/2 cup of water. It took about an hour in the oven and was very easy to mash with a fork. The house smelled great as it was baking and while it might not be my Grandma's according to my husband - "it was awesome"! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I always boil the cores and shavings of the apples in order to do Agua de Manzana (Apple Water), as we call it in Peru. I also pure, through a siever, some of this in the applesauce if necessary. I am the kind that uses the whole product if possible. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this. It will go perfect with hubbies oatmeal. I used a mix of Splenda & Brown Sugar Splenda. Added in my homemade pumpkin pie spice. Drained a bit of the juice. It's so good! I did use 4 gala apples. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great, easy recipe! I added about 1 t ginger, 1/4 t cardamom, 1/4 t nutmeg and used honey in place of some of the sugar...oh, and the above amounts are for a nearly tripled recipe - I had a lot of apples on hand! I just ate some over ice cream - delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
For almost sixty years my family has loved my applesauce. But this recipe went over the top! I will probably never make it the "old" way again. Everyone went nuts over this recipe. Thanks much, Mary. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The only change I made was substituting brown sugar for half of the sugar. This was a hit at Christmas dinner and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Soooo good! Made this today to serve alongside tomorrow night's dinner (I'm making Cathleen Bushman's cinnamon pork tenderloin - it's marinating right now!). The two will pair nicely together! I like the fact that this makes a small amount. I usually purchase apples to keep on hand for snacking, and at any time will have at least two on "stand-by." It's now easier than ever to turn them into homemade applesauce, not to mention there are sooo many uses for it - as a healthy snack, a side to go with dinner or a dessert (think ice cream topping... yum) to name a few. My apples cooked perfectly in 45 minutes. A slight mush with my potato masher produced a beautiful, chunky applesauce. I can't WAIT to take more than a "test" bite of this tomorrow! NOTE: You MUST eat this warm... PERIOD! Thanks for reminding me of my favorite time of year, Mary! This will forever be a repeat at my house. :-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Our family is applesauce snobs because my mother-in-law's homemade applesauce is so delicious, we can't even look at store-bought anymore. I made this recipe for my in-laws this week, and they loved it - it got rave reviews from the queen herself. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Well my boyfriend's mother used to make homemade applesauce for him all the time, but he hasn't seen her in years. I made him this and he loved it, I only got a few spoonfuls but I loved it too. Thanks for helping me to make his day! Enjoy the recipe I know I did, and will again. Read More