Easy homemade applesauce

Talking about apples always reminds me of that board game Apples to Apples – has anyone else played it? We played it as a family at Christmas last year and it made me laugh to the point of tears!

Anyways, as you’ve probably already guessed, this post is about applesauce! After I went apple picking with my family a few five weeks ago (err, so I’m a bit behind in my posting), I had a ton of apples to use up so I decided to try making a batch.

Easy homemade applesauce

I’d never made it before, so I thought it would be hard, but it turned out to be a breeze to make! Actually, the hardest part was peeling the apples, which was kind of a pain in the butt, but totally worth it to make this applesauce. I couldn’t believe how sweet it turned out without even using any sugar!

Easy homemade applesauce

Easy homemade applesauce | No added sugar
Makes ~4 cups

2.5 lbs golden delicious apples (~8-10 small ones)
1/2 cup water
1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon

Wash, peel, and slice the apples, then place them in a pot with 1/2 cup of water and cinnamon. Bring to a boil then lower heat and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, making sure to stir often and use your spoon to break up the chunks.

I left mine with a somewhat chunky texture, but if you wanted a smoother texture you could just puree it with an immersion blender.

Easy homemade applesauce

This applesauce is so good that I’ve made it twice already! Last week I still had some apples left over from picking and by then, they weren’t looking so fresh anymore. Oops! I thought I might have to toss them, but I decided to try making this applesauce with them anyway and it worked – you couldn’t even tell the apples I used weren’t fresh. So if you ever have apples on the brink of being thrown out, save them and make this instead!

What is your favourite board game?

Have you ever made applesauce? What is your favourite way to cook or bake with apples?

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  1. This is awesome! I've always ALWAYS wanted to try to make my own applesauce–thanks for sharing how! :D

  2. i've never made applesauce, but i love it! such simple ingredients…

  3. Oh we are so on the same page…I've been eating SO much homemade applesauce this past week! It's especially delicious with Greek yogurt…great way to naturally sweeten it! The good news is that you don't need to peel the apples…I don't and it tastes as delicious!

  4. I love that game apples to apples! My favourite game growing up was Life. I think I would like my apple sauce chunky as well haha. We should play board games the next time we cook something! :)

  5. I've never thought to make homemade applesauce…I really need to try it sometime! I actually think it'd be interesting to try it in the slow cooker.My favourite board game is probably the game of Life. I don't know why, I just love it!

  6. I love Scrabble!! You need to get one of those things that you just stick the apple on and it slices, cores, and peels it for you!! My grandma has a super old one and itz magic!

  7. This looks so good and perfect for the season! I love to have my applesauce warm topped with loads of cinnamon!

  8. I bought a jar of applesauce last night. And you, you made some. Cheers to you! I've never made it bc it seems intimidating, but I think you've changed my mind. I've bookmarked this! Happy weekend!

  9. I love playing taboo! Homemade apple sauce is my favourite thing to make with apples – add in cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, allspice. Like apple pie!

  10. Mmm homemade applesauce seriously has to be one of my favorite things… especially when it's chunky :D I've actually just run out of applesauce so I think I'm going to be making some this weekend. Have you ever tried eating it with yogurt and cinnamon? Swoooon.

  11. Yum, I cannot believe it's so easy!!! Must do this.

  12. that looks amazing, I am such an apple fan.

  13. I love apples but I'm not a fan of applesauce! I guess I like the crunch of eating the whole apple. And I can dip it in peanut butter…

  14. HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE IS INCREDIBLE! SOOO much better than store bought! Looks amazing.

  15. I have so many wonderful memories making homemade applesauce with my grandma! Whenever I'd visit each Thanksgiving, we'd cook up several batches together. Initially my job involves nothing more than pouring the sugar into the pot and stirring (yes, she used lots of sugar!), but as I got older, I was allowed to peel and slice the apples. ;) I haven't made applesauce in YEARS, but this post is definitely inspiring me to do so! I think I'll go with your recipe though; it sounds much healthier!Hope you're having a fantastic weekend, Chelsea! xoxo <3

  16. Apples to apples is so much fun, I haven't played that game in years!! This apple sauce looks delicious!

  17. so my honeycrisp applesauce actually came out really good!! I added a touch of honey to sweeten it out a bit, which helped with the tartness. Thanks for the recipe!! :-D

  18. Hahaha this post has such a cute name :) I've actually never heard of using the golden apples for homemade applesauce before… I have to give this a try. And usually when I see homemade applesauce recipes it looks so chunky and gross (at least, to me), but yours looks super smooth and yummy. Definitely bookmarking this one!! I'm a huge applesauce fan :)

  19. Woo hoo! That's a WHOLE lotta apples! I've been wanting to make my own applesauce for a while now…I've really only ever seen slow-cooker recipes before though. I had no idea I could make a batch in 20 minutes! Ahh, now I'm excited…I need to go to the store for apples (since my town is lame and there is nowhere to go apple picking…womp womp)!I've never played Apples to Apples but I hear it's a really cute one! My favorite board game is called Incan Gold…it's a card-based explorer game…makes me feel like Indiana Jones! ;)And my favorite way to cook with apples is to make stuffed baked apples…which I haven't done in FOREVER! That needs to change!

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