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How to Make Homemade Applesauce

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If you are someone who likes DIY projects and really good food, then read on! In today’s post, I’ll teach you how to make homemade applesauce. It’s simple, easy, and delicious! 

Every year I look forward to a nice big bowl of homemade applesauce. The process is surprisingly simple and the amounts of ingredients can easily be tweaked to suit your individual tastes. For example, some people may prefer less sugar while others may add more spices. 

The following recipe is one that my family prefers and it’s how my mother has always made it. (It’s also my dad’s favorite!) 

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Fresh Apples

To begin, you’ll need approximately 6 to 7 cups of peeled and sliced apples. Put the apples in a large saucepan and cook them over medium-low heat. 

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Stir the apples occasionally and cook them until they are tender and soft. You can test to see if the apples are done by piercing them with a fork.  

Sugar & Spice

Next, add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. (I prefer to use dark brown sugar.) 

You may also enjoy Sugar and Spice Pecans!  


Finally, blend the apples while they are hot. I have found that using an immersion hand blender makes the blending process extremely easy. 

My mom and dad prefer chunky applesauce so therefore, I do not over-blend my apples. However, if you like smooth, creamy applesauce, blend until you reach the desired consistency. 

How to Make Homemade Applesauce

How to Make Homemade Applesauce

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This homemade applesauce is delicious, naturally gluten-free, and surprisingly easy to make.


  • 6 to 7 cups apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar (I prefer dark brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Peel and slice apples; place them into a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until soft and tender. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Blend until desired consistency. Cool to room temperature then refrigerated. Keeps well refrigerated up to two weeks.


Oh, by the way… don’t be surprised when your kids gobble this applesauce up and ask for more! 

Homemade Applesauce

Nope, I wasn’t kidding when I said that it’s easy to make homemade applesauce, was I? 



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  • Amy October 22, 2020, 12:46 am
    I just made this and it tastes so so good. I'm making it again this week to store it. Thank you so much for putting it out. My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 22, 2020, 9:33 am
      Hi Amy! Hey, we are glad that you enjoyed this recipe, and thank you for stopping by to let us know! Take care! Linda & Anna

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