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Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Homemade applesauce

Homemade applesauce. There is not much that screams fall more than making a batch of stovetop homemade applesauce right after you get home from apple picking. 
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 Stephanie


  • 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