There's just something extra special about homemade applesauce. This simple recipe is tart and not too sweet. It makes the perfect side dish, especial will pork chops, or pork roast. --Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan

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15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a Dutch oven, combine all the ingredients. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; mash apples (a potato masher works well) until sauce is desired consistency. Serve warm or cold.


Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 38.7g; fat 0.3g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

Rating: 5 stars
Easy and delicious! My only modification was about 3/4 C of water, which I let most of boil off during the last 20 minutes or so of cooking. My husband & I both loved it - I will definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love fried apple slices, but this is a much healthier alternative. The brown sugar/vanilla combo can't be beat! Added about a tblsp of water to start the cooking process, but uncovered the apples during the last few minutes to let the liquid boil down to syrup consistency. I chose not to mash the apples but leave them in chunks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this! I tried a couple different kinds of apples. Granny smith worked and tasted the best. Also used turbinado sugar. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I decreased the sugar by half, doubled the vanilla, and left the peel on. Success!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Every time I've made this recipe, it goes way too quickly! I've seen 4 people make 8 large apple's worth of this disappear amazingly fast! Really good on top of angel food cake too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this applesauce - a huge hit with my kids too! I didn't change a thing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I liked this recipe, but did make a few alterations. I used more apples, but less sugar. I used Splenda 1/2 and 1/2 brown sugar, the same amount of vanilla and a bit more cinnamon. I didn't peel the apples (Jonathon) and the skins gave it a pretty rosy color. I also added a couple handsful of Craisins.I thickened the juice with cornstarch just before I took it off the stove. It was more like apple pie filling than applesauce. Very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is ridiculously good. A little on the sweet side, but if that is what you are looking for, this recipe is amazing. I think you could cut the sugar in half (or even almost out) and have a more natural style of chunky applesauce. The vanilla is a great touch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used Granny Smith apples and this was Excellent!!! Read More