Homemade Applesauce

Author Amber Kelley


  • 3 medium-size sweet baking apples, such as Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, or Fuji
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Peel the apples and core them. Dice the apples into roughly 1/2-inch/1.5 cm cubes.
  2. Place the apples in a saucepan along with 1/2 cup/120 ml of water. Add the cinnamon stick. Cover and let it simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. If it looks too dry, add a bit more water as you cook. If it looks too watery, cook them uncovered to let some water evaporate. Cook until the apples are softened with very little liquid.
  3. Once the apples are cooked, remove the cinnamon stick. Purée the apples in a food processor for a smooth applesauce, or mash them with a potato masher for a chunkier applesauce.