Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 4 pounds tart apples
- 1 cup water
- 1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon extract
- 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
- Peel, core and quarter the apples. In a Dutch oven, bring apples, water and cinnamon to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from the heat. Add sugar to taste and stir until dissolved. If you used a cinnamon stick, remove and discard. Mash apples with a potato masher until desired texture is reached. Serve warm or chilled.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 122 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 31g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 0 protein.
Jul 29, 2020
I add honey while cooking instead of sugar to make it even healthier. The idea of apple cider/juice instead of water sounds interesting, will give it a try.
Jul 29, 2020
Baffles me why anyone would peel off the nutrient/filled skin. Also with wonderful sweet apples, no sugar ever needed! Many years ago, I cooked apples just sliced into quarters and then boiled. Then mash through a sieve. Now I have a Vittorio strainer for my applesauce or tomato sauce. Look it up. I have been making delicious, healthy applesauce for over 50 years!
Oct 23, 2014
Loved this applesauce! Easy to make and delicious. I doubled the batch and only used the cup of sugar. Will definitely make again!
Sep 30, 2014
Simple and easy to make. It is very tasty.
Aug 25, 2014
The BEST! Period. How something so simple can be so good. I might use a bit less sugar next time but that is all. You have to use the cinnamon stick, that is a must.
Nov 18, 2013
Just like Grandma's!
Nov 25, 2011
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Aug 30, 2010
My mother used to make fresh applesauce almost like this when I was young and I still make it today. The only difference though is that I use either apple cider or apple juice instead of water. The apple cider/juice produces a beautiful flavor. You will never buy applesauce again.