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Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce is deliciously versatile - you can use it in a wide variety of baked goods, as a condiment (I love it on potato latkes), or eat it all on its own.

It's a snap to make applesauce at home. There's an initial time investment to peel and chop the apples, but once the fruit is in the pot it's a very hand-off process.

Homemade Applesauce

This Recipe is :



  • 6 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Drop apples into a pot and turn on medium heat.
  2. Add in the cinnamon, maple syrup and water. As the apples cook, add more water if needed.
  3. Cook apples until soft, then mash with a potato masher. If you prefer super smooth applesauce, whirl in a food processor.


You can use any kind of apple in this recipe. There are plenty of varieties available at this time of year, so mix it up and add a few different kinds!






Sondi Bruner is holistic nutritionist, freelance writer and food blogger who can't stop dreaming about what to create in the kitchen. She believes that fresh, whole foods contain tremendous power and are the key to feeling healthy, energetic and joyful. You can find her blogging about plant-based, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes at The Copycat Cook.



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