This applesauce is delicious! I make it for my younger brother all the time and he loves it - and he hates canned applesauce!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher.

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Nutrition Facts

121 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 mg sodium. 31.8 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2007
I doubled this recipe and made it in my slow cooker. Took about 3-4 hours on high, no need to mash the apples, they mushed on their own.. yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2012
I have my grandbaby visiting this weekend from Minneapolis and wanted to make him some homemade applesauce. (I didn't even do that for my OWN kids!) So I chose this recipe, but only as a reference. Because it was for an infant not quite six months old I knew I would add no sugar or cinnamon. But I'll tell you, even if I wanted to, there'd be no way I'd add this much sugar (a tablespoon per apple?) no matter what size the apples were. Also, knowing apples give off a lot of liquid, 3/4 cup of water seemed a lot. I cut that back to 1/2 cup, and could have used even less - I think 1/4 cup would have been fine. But that's 2/3 less than the recipe calls for! I chunked rather than chopped the apples, so I could do a good fork test on a chunk of apple to make sure it was cooked until tender. Again, because this was intended for a baby, I ran it through the food processor (blender would have worked fine too) rather than mashing it. So two stars as written because of the overload of both sugar and water, even tho' it ended up pure and delicious. I can't wait to see how little Andrew likes it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2007
I doubled this recipe and made it in my slow cooker. Took about 3-4 hours on high, no need to mash the apples, they mushed on their own.. yummy! Read More
(2745)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2007
I doubled this recipe and made it in my slow cooker. Took about 3-4 hours on high, no need to mash the apples, they mushed on their own.. yummy! Read More
(2745)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
I have a 30+ lb bag of apples from our apple tree that NEED to get used up so I took a chance and QUADRUPLED this recipe (praying for good results...otherwise I huge waste of ingrediants). My only change - I used a more apples than called for (6-7 apples X 4). My prayers have been answered!! My apples and effort have not gone to waste! I now have an economical recipe for applesauce that tastes wonderful and EVERYONE loves! Thanks a million phatcat! I'll be sure to repeat this recipe every fall!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2005
Excellent recipe!!! I think the type of apple you use will determine how much sugar you need. I doubled the apples and per the recommendation of the local produce manager, I used 3 empire and 5 macintosh. Since these are naturally sweeter than pie apples, I cut the sugar in half, using 1/4 cup for the doubled recipe. I also cut the cinnamon, since I only like a hint of it. Since a few reviewers talked about it being watery, I let it simmer for about 45 minutes. Once it seemed thick enough for my liking, I used the potato masher to make it smooth. Very easy and tasty recipe. You will have to adjust the sugar according to the apples and your personal preference. With the apples I used and cutting the sugar, we took a vote. Two thought the sweetness was just right and three thought it was a little sweet. However, everyone enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2006
Very good. I scaled-up the recipes and usd 10 apples, 3/4 c sugar ut only 1 c water since I cooked it in my slow cooker on high for four hours. Delicious. I added some extra cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg for fun. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2012
I have my grandbaby visiting this weekend from Minneapolis and wanted to make him some homemade applesauce. (I didn't even do that for my OWN kids!) So I chose this recipe, but only as a reference. Because it was for an infant not quite six months old I knew I would add no sugar or cinnamon. But I'll tell you, even if I wanted to, there'd be no way I'd add this much sugar (a tablespoon per apple?) no matter what size the apples were. Also, knowing apples give off a lot of liquid, 3/4 cup of water seemed a lot. I cut that back to 1/2 cup, and could have used even less - I think 1/4 cup would have been fine. But that's 2/3 less than the recipe calls for! I chunked rather than chopped the apples, so I could do a good fork test on a chunk of apple to make sure it was cooked until tender. Again, because this was intended for a baby, I ran it through the food processor (blender would have worked fine too) rather than mashing it. So two stars as written because of the overload of both sugar and water, even tho' it ended up pure and delicious. I can't wait to see how little Andrew likes it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2003
Awesome!! My first time making applesauce and it was delicious. I used cortland apples, and instead of sugar I added 4 packets of splenda and a little extra cinnamon. I will definitely be making this again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2005
This is one of the first things I've tried to cook and I don't think it came out how it was supposed to but I think the next time I make it it will be even more wonderful!! I used 4 small gala apples and 1 medium granny smith added a little bit more water and kept the peels on for added nutritional benefit. Next time I will peel them and chop up the peels into much smaller bits and add 'em in...I'll also probably cook it a few minutes longer I think I probably let it sit on the stove for about 21-22 minutes stirring occasionally but a few more minutes would of probably been better. I also didn't use an exact measurement on the 1/2 t of cinn. (Just kinda eye-balled it with a 1 t) and it was the perfect amount. I will probably use a tad less sugar too. Anyway... all my non-skills at cooking aside this tastes SOOOOO good!!!! Thanks phatcat for making one of my first cooking experiences a positive one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2002
I make this exact recipe every autumn, and it never fails to impress people. It's so easy, and homemade applesauce is FAR better than the storebought! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I am seriously sitting here trying to figure out why I buy applesauce. This is EXCELLENT!! I mean for as much as we hemmorage through it (which is the reason I sought this recipe I was out...and whats a pork chop without applesauce) I always have apples thanks to my apple tree out back & now I will never be without thanks phatcat!! Read More
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