Go Back
+ servings

Homemade applesauce

This homemade applesauce recipe needs just a few ingredients to make the best easy homemade applesauce. This applesauce is perfect for enjoying on its own or to use in other recipes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade applesauce, homemade applesauce recipe, stovetop applesauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 101kcal
Author Lauren


  • 4 apples peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch piece
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon You can add more if you like a more cinnamon flavored applesauce
  • 1 tsp agave nectar optional


  • Wash, peel and chop your apples and set them aside.
  • In a medium sized pot add the apples, water, lemon juice, salt and cinnamon.
  • Turn the heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Once boiling let boil for 15-20 minutes. The applesauce is done cooking when the apples are tender, soft and easily pierced with a fork. Remove the applesauce from the heat and turn off the stove.
  • If you are wanting a chunky applesauce use a potato masher and mash them. If you are wanting a smooth applesauce blend with a hand blender.
  • If you are wanting a sweeter applesauce, then before blending you will want to add the agave nectar.
  • Serve immediately if you want it warm, or refrigerate and serve cold.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg