Homemade Applesauce

Homemade apple sauce, is super easy and quick. A great way to use up apples. The best thing is: you decide the sugar content and spices!

Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 pint jars
Author Laura


  • 4.5 pounds apples (2 kg)
  • 1/2 cup water (or apple cider) (100 ml)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (optional) (60 g)

Spices (optional)

  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 sticks cloves
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground ginger


  1. Peel the apples. Chop and core them into uniform slices.

  2. Add the apples, water, lemon juice and sugar & spices (if using) to a pot. Stir to combine.

  3. Put a lid on the pot and cook on medium/low for 25-30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

  4. Once the apples are cooked soft, puree the applesauce to the desired consistency using a stick blender. You may also use a food processor, blender or potato masher.

  5. Store the apple sauce in the fridge for a week or so or freeze for several months.