This apple sauce truly is delicious - my grandma makes it all the time!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place shredded apples in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Sprinkle with cinnamon, then add water and cook until the apple bits become soft and mushy.

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  • Stir in brown sugar and mix well; if desired, top with ice cream and serve.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 39.9g 13% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 8.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
Really quick & easy to make. Much better than the premade stuff sold in the stores! I modified the recipe by using 3 large apples. Didn't bother to peel or shred them--just chopped and cored them. (Came from my apple tree, so I didn't have to worry about peeling. Extra fiber!) Adjusted the amount of water and sugar to taste, but used the full amount of cinnamon called for. After the apples had cooked, I pureed the mixture in the food processor. **Used this applesauce in "Baked Oatmeal," which is also on this site. Used applesauce instead of the oil called for.** Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2003
Kind of a pain in the butt to shred the apples and wayyyyy too much cinnamon. I will never make it this way again. Read More
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328 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 215
  • 4 star values: 90
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
Really quick & easy to make. Much better than the premade stuff sold in the stores! I modified the recipe by using 3 large apples. Didn't bother to peel or shred them--just chopped and cored them. (Came from my apple tree, so I didn't have to worry about peeling. Extra fiber!) Adjusted the amount of water and sugar to taste, but used the full amount of cinnamon called for. After the apples had cooked, I pureed the mixture in the food processor. **Used this applesauce in "Baked Oatmeal," which is also on this site. Used applesauce instead of the oil called for.** Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2005
This is really easy to make. I used macintosh apples, and cut them into chunks instead of shredding them. I scaled the recipe to make 8 servings, and used only 1 tsp. of cinnamon, instead of a tablespoon of cinnamon. I agree with the other reviewers that this recipe calls for way to much cinnamon. I served this with vanilla ice-cream, and the tart apples with the sweet ice-cream was heaven! Kind of like apple pie without the crust. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
Wonderful. Followed suggestions of previous reviews. I omitted the sugar and added a dash of nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2005
Soooooo quick and easy! I had always thought applesauce was harder to make fo some reason, but this recipe makes me never want to buy applesauce again! Only thing I did different was to eliminate the sugar; next time I think I will cut down the water too, as mine was a tad too watery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2004
This is a wonderful basic recipe: I tripled the batch, didn't use as much cinnamon as called for, and probably only a tablespoon total of brown sugar. I think the amount of sugar needed depends on the sweetness of the apples, and preference, of course. I also chopped the apples instead of grating them...I liked the texture like that. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2005
I've always used regular white sugar when making applesauce in the past.....so this was a pleasant surprise in using the brown sugar. I, too, would decrease the amount of cinnamon in the future ---- but overall this was a very easy and tasty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2003
Kind of a pain in the butt to shred the apples and wayyyyy too much cinnamon. I will never make it this way again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2007
This has got to be the best tasting apple sauce ever!!! My kids tell me that it tastes just like an apple pie only without the crust! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2008
I added an extra apple and cut the sugar by half. When it was soft I used my immersion blender to smooth out the lumps. I stirred this through warm vanilla custard which the kids thought was great. All gone in one evening! Read More
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