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Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce is easy and quick to make at home, and only needs a few basic ingredients.

YIELD 2 cups


  • 650 grams (about 4 medium) apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-4 tablespoons granulated or brown sugar , to taste


  1. In a medium pot, place apples, water, lemon juice, salt and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Allow apples to cook, stirring occasionally until they’re tender and start to break down, about 15-30 minutes depending on how chunky you prefer them. Remove pot from heat. For a slightly chunky applesauce, mash the apples using a potato masher, fork, or pastry cutter. For a smooth applesauce, blend using an immersion blender or food processor.
  2. Serve hot, warm, or chilled.
  3. Applesauce will keep for one week in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or for a few months in the freezer.