Homemade Applesauce: Simple and Sweet


Invite your kids into the kitchen to make Homemade Applesauce, a simple and sweet treat! This easy-to-follow recipe is perfect for little helpers and creates a deliciously smooth applesauce that's free from artificial additives. It's a wholesome snack or dessert that kids will love to make and eat.

Homemade Applesauce: Simple and Sweet

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 4 cups
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup


  • Apples, peeled and chopped, 6 medium-sized (about 900 grams or 2 pounds)
  • Water, 100 ml (3.4 ounces)
  • Sugar (optional), to taste
  • Cinnamon (optional), 1 teaspoon (0.07 ounces)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Apples: Peel, core, and chop the apples into small pieces.
  2. Cook the Apples: In a large pot, combine the apple pieces and water. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
  3. Mash or Puree: Once the apples are soft, mash them with a potato masher for a chunkier texture or puree in a blender for a smoother consistency.
  4. Add Flavor: Stir in sugar and cinnamon to taste. Adjust the sweetness and spices according to your preference.
  5. Cool and Serve: Let the applesauce cool down before serving. It can be enjoyed warm or cold.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Apple Variety: Use a mix of apple varieties for a richer flavor.
  • Natural Sweetness: Adjust the sugar depending on the natural sweetness of the apples.
  • Fun Add-Ins: Experiment with adding other fruits like pears or a splash of vanilla extract for variety.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make this applesauce without sugar? Yes, it can be made without added sugar, especially if the apples are naturally sweet.
  • How long does homemade applesauce last? Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for longer storage.
  • Can I can this applesauce for long-term storage? Yes, it can be canned using proper canning techniques for longer shelf life.