Easy Homemade Applesauce

Eleanor King


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Makes 6 servings

6–8 apples of your choice, peeled and cored

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup water

2 Tablespoons agave

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

One of the many perks of fall is the abundance of fresh apples. These juicy and colorful fruits are an in-season item you can find at your local grocery store for an affordable price. Applesauce is a great way to take advantage of this harvest and turn it into something delicious for your family to enjoy.

Many name brand applesauces contain loads of high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and reduced amounts of fiber and nutrients. By making homemade applesauce, you can ensure that your little ones are getting the best of the bushel. 

The best apples for making applesauce include Fuji, Golden Delicious, and McIntosh. All apple varieties will make delicious applesauce with slight nuances, including sweetness, tartness, and crispness. 


1. Once you have peeled and cored your apples, slice them into 1–inch cubes and add to a large bowl. Add lemon juice as you go and mix to prevent browning.

2. Add apples, water, agave, and cinnamon to a large pot and mix to combine. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15–20 minutes or until apples are soft. Mash with a fork or potato masher.

3. Let cool completely before storing in air-tight containers.

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes