Oct 4

Classic Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Our recent CSA deliveries have been filled with an array of gorgeous organic apple varieties, so we've been enjoying plenty of these healthy apple muffins, apple German pancakes, and this classic homemade applesauce recipe.

I love easy recipes like this that my kids just gobble up! Added bonus -- applesauce is one of those sides that goes well with anything.

I did try something a little different with the batch I made today. I read about how Amy at The Finer Things in Life doesn't peel her apples when making applesauce, so I gave it a try.

Unfortunately the results were mixed in my household. The peels didn't quite melt into the applesauce all the way, so a couple of my kids weren't keen on the added texture. We'll probably go back to peeling our apples, but if your family likes applesauce on the chunky side, by all means save yourself some work!

If you don't have an immersion blender, now would be a great time to add one to your Christmas list! I have this Breville Control Grip Immersion Blender, and I absolutely adore it. You could certainly find a cheaper alternative, but I think it's worth every penny.

This recipe makes quite a bit, but the good news is it keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or you can freeze it for up to a year!

Classic Homemade Applesauce

Classic Homemade Applesauce


  • 4 lbs. apples of your choice (approx. 13 medium apples)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Core, peel (optional), and cut the apples into chunks.
  2. Place apples and the rest of the ingredients in a large pot.
  3. Bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Blend with an immersion blender or puree in batches in a food processor.


I'm participating in 31 Days of 2012 this October with Nesting Place and a whole lot of other bloggers. Find all of my 31 Days of Homemade posts right here!

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