Homemade Applesauce

applesauce-final-product_5.jpgIt’s that time of year again when the warm dog days of summer ever so slowly fade into the frosty, chilly, vibrant colored afternoons…ahhh it’s fall and nothing says welcome to fall quite like homemade applesauce!  Okay, well so does pumpkin, BUT that’s for a later post!

When the apples are picked from your backyard or from your local farmers market I just can not get enough!   As the old adage goes “An apple a day will keep the doctor away.”

Apples have quite the rap sheet of health benefits. Don’t worry I’m not going to rattle off everything about apples but here is a small list of just some of the amazing benefits:

  • Rich in antioxidants (cancer fighting)
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Loaded with phytonutrients (flavonoids and polyphenolics) which is a 1, 2 punch for optimal health
  • Excellent source of B-vitamins
  • High in both Vitamin C and Beta Carotene as well as other minerals.

Again, this just a condensed list of health benefits of incorporating apples into your everyday lifestyle.  But don’t take my word for it…=)   Tis the apple-lovin’ season!


  • 12-15 small to medium sized apples peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 c. cinnamon
  • 1/4 -1/2 c. Coconut sugar or regular sugar
  • 1-1.5 c. of water


This is a super easy and super delicious recipe. 

  1. Peel and slice the apples.
  2. Cut and remove the inner part of the apple, seeds, and stem. 
  3. Slice or dice apples and place them into your pan on the stove. 
  4. Add water to cover to bottom of a sauce pan.
  5. Cook the apples on medium to low heat. 
  6. Keep stirring the apples making sure they do not burn.  As the apples start to cook keep stirring and adding water to the pan so they do not burn. 
  7. Add your cinnamon and sugar and keep stirring.
  8. Once apples are cooked turn off your stove. 
    • If you like a chunkier version of applesauce you can mash them or use a pastry cutter to get your desired consistency. 
    • If you prefer a smoother texture you can use a handheld electric puree machine or remove the apples and place in a food processor for a smoother applesauce.
  9. Taste the applesauce to see if you may need to add more sugar or cinnamon.


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