Applesauce Recipes

Homemade applesauce is delicious and easy to make. Find recipes to for the stove top, as well as no-cook and freezer versions.

Staff Picks

Blushing Applesauce

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This applesauce is a pretty shade of pale pink because the apples are cooked in their skins.

Chunky Cinnamon-Orange Applesauce

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A must-have recipe for the Jewish holidays or any time! Not to mention it's the perfect counterpart to your favorite potato latke recipe! Serve warm or chilled.

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

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This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.

Willis Farm Applesauce

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Easy applesauce recipe that uses the spicy cinnamon flavor of Red Hots®. The color is fun too! Your family will love it. Depending on the sweetness of the apples, consider adding less sugar or none at all. Enjoy right away or freeze for up to 6 months.

Sarah's Applesauce

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

Fresh Applesauce

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Just a plain and simple applesauce to serve with latkes.

No Cook Applesauce

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Yummy applesauce for the whole family. This serving size is for a crowd so you might want to make it smaller. Everyone will love it.

Slow Cooker Cider Applesauce (No Sugar Added)

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This spicy applesauce requires no added sugar because the apples and spices are sweet enough on their own. The smell of the apples cooking with the spices makes the entire house smell like apple cider!

Applesauce for the Freezer

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There is nothing better than homemade applesauce with hand-picked apples, and it is so easy to do! If you want chunky applesauce, use a potato masher to mash the cooked apples. If you prefer smooth apple sauce, run the cooked apples through a food mill. The key is adding a few strips of lemon peel to the apples while cooking. The lemon heightens the apple flavor. Make sure you use a good cooking apple like Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonathan, Mcintosh, or Gravenstein. Ready to serve as soon as you're done, either hot or refrigerated. Delicious with vanilla ice cream or vanilla yogurt. Freezes easily, lasts up to one year in a cold freezer.

Doug's Easy Applesauce

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A simple applesauce using brown sugar and apple cider.

Cranberry Sauce Extraordinaire

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This has been a 'trade secret' for years, but it's so good I decided to share it! It's everyone's favorite, and can even be poured over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers for a fun holiday appetizer.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sarah's Applesauce

"I've made this three times, and it's gone within 24 hours! So good!" – TRL66

Willis Farm Applesauce

"Easy applesauce recipe that uses the spicy cinnamon flavor of Red Hots®. The color is fun too!" – JenG

Superb Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Pears

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This cranberry sauce has extra spices, diced fruits, and orange juice added to make it more exciting than plain old cranberries. Everyone always loves this at Thanksgiving and it disappears fast! It's best when made the night before and left to rest in the refrigerator overnight so all the flavors can blend together.