An easy, quick applesauce recipe. I have doubled it and canned it so we always have some on hand. My family loves it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, combine apples, water, cinnamon, and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in sugar, and simmer 5 more minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 51g 16% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 2mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2006
I've made this recipe twice and both times the applesauce was great! However, i found that when i used fresh apples picked from our tree, it didn't need any sugar. The second time, i used apples that i had frozen and needed the sugar, but used half of what was recommended. It's an easy recipe and i love it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2011
I wasn't too pleased with this recipe... although it made the whole kitchen smell lovely while it was cooking! My husband likes his applesauce less chunky so I made sure to chop/food process the apples very small. It would be good fresh and warm but didn't seem that appetizing when cold or as leftovers. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2006
I've made this recipe twice and both times the applesauce was great! However, i found that when i used fresh apples picked from our tree, it didn't need any sugar. The second time, i used apples that i had frozen and needed the sugar, but used half of what was recommended. It's an easy recipe and i love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
I don't like cloves and debated using them. I did and OH MY WORD was this awesome!! I used the food processor for 3/4 of this then used a fork just to break up the remaining apples so there would still be large chunks. We had it while it was still warm and oh my word!! Never again will I buy applesauce when I can easily make it. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!! EDIT: I've made this numerous times now and it's great warm but even better the next day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2006
It is imporant to rememeber that apples come in various forms. Some are sweet, others tart. Some have firm flesh and others soft. Therefore, there is no exact recipe for anything involving apples. With that said, this is a great basis to work from. I used Cortland apples, which had a sweet taste and firm texture. I tasted the apple mixture right before I was supposed to add sugar, and it was sweet enough so I left it out. Then when it was finished cooking, I smooshed its with the back of the spoon to make it smoother, but still chunky. A number of people commented it on not getting it smooth enough. Some advice: use softer fleshed apples, add more water and cook for longer, or use a blender, as previosuly stated. Over all this was a great way to make applesauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2008
This recipe was really easy although I needed to use less water (about 1/2 a cup only) because I soaked the apples in water with a little lemon juice to prevent browning although in retrospect I guess it doesn't matter since the cinnamon and cloves are brown:). This recipe tastes exactly like Mott's cinnamon applesauce which I LOVE but I can pronounce all the ingredients that went into it. I used 6 Fuji apples (I tried this with golden delicious and did not like it - I'm going back to Fuji or Cortland next time - the Fuji won't need any sugar) and 1/8 c sugar and probably could have gone without completely. I used 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon cause I love cinnamon and will leave out the cloves next time. I also might try throwing in some strawberries or other berry. I did need to cook it 5 minutes longer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2006
Delicious flavor. I did blend mine in the food processor and I found that it cooked better when I covered the pot with a lid. Overall great recipe and exactly what I was looking for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
This recipe turned out kind of chunky and that's exactly what I was looking for. Very simple very easy very TASTY! Thankyou for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2007
Yum this was really good. I only added 2 tablespoons of sugar left out the cloves added a cinnamon stick and used a potato masher to reach the consistency I was looking for. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
This is a godsend! I always end up with two or three apples leftover from the bag the ones that are a little soft and not very tasty - they're perfect for applesauce! I love that any apple can be used and I mix and match and lot. Adding the sugar near the end gives me a lot of control over the sweetness. The texture is amazing I love the lumpy bits. Thank you so much for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
Oh man SOOO good! We are moving in a week and so I've been looking for recipes to use up all the food we have. I've have about 5 apples sitting in the fridge for a few months and I thought this looked easy enough. Totally worth it! So easy! I didn't have any cloves so I just used 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice that tastes great. And I think next time I'd half the sugar but I'm one of those types to not like my food sweet. I think it's great as is though!!! Good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2011
I wasn't too pleased with this recipe... although it made the whole kitchen smell lovely while it was cooking! My husband likes his applesauce less chunky so I made sure to chop/food process the apples very small. It would be good fresh and warm but didn't seem that appetizing when cold or as leftovers. Read More
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