This classic homemade applesauce recipe combines two autumn staples – apples and cinnamon. The applesauce is warm & flavorful! It’s perfect as a side dish, an after-school snack, or a tasty dessert.
Apples are the fruit of fall! I love cooking up all the apple recipes and treats when the weather starts to turn crisp and cool. New recipes are fun to try out every season, but sometimes you need to just go back to what you know is tried and true! This classic homemade applesauce is that simple tried and true recipe for us.
It’s a perfect addition to any fall meal or as a tasty afternoon snack for your family. We love that we can make this applesauce chunky or smooth, depending on our preferences and how we’re serving it. I also love how AH-MAZING this makes my whole house smell! It truly is a family favorite.
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Tools You May Need For Classic Homemade Applesauce
Ingredients For Classic Homemade Applesauce
- 10-12 Apples (my favorites are Gala & Fuji)
- 1/2 cup sugar (can use white sugar, brown sugar, or a mix of both)
- 1/2 cup water
Instructions For Cooking Classic Homemade Applesauce
- Wash your apples. I use my Thieves Fruit & Veggie Wash to wash all my produce. If you don’t have any wash, you can always use a mixture of distilled white vinegar and water to wash your fruit. *You could skip this step if you’re planning to throw your peels away and not eat them. My kids love to snack on the peeling, so I wash everything just to make sure!
- Peel your apples and slice them into bite size chunks.
- Place all the apples into a slowcooker. Add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar to the apples and stir. You could change up the sugar from white sugar to brown sugar. Or just use a combination of both!
- I like to sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the apples. *optional
- Turn the slowcooker on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
- When the apples are soft, you can use an immersion blender to blend the apples and make them a smoother consistency. If you like your applesauce chunky, you can skip this step or only blend for a short time.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 10-12 apples, Favorite apples are Gala and Fuji
- ½ cup sugar, You can use white sugar, brown sugar or a mix of both
- ½ cup water
- Cinnamon to taste, optional
- Wash your apples with fruit & veggie wash. *You could skip this step if you are planning to throw away all of your apple peelings. My kids like to snack on them, so it's easier to just wash everything at the beginning
- Peel your apples and slice them into bite sized chunks.
- Place all the apples in the slowcooker. Cover with water and sugar. Then stir together.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon on top of apples (optional)
- Turn slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
- When the apples are soft, you can use an immersion blender to blend the apples to your desired texture and consistency.
- Serve & enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 8gSugar: 49gProtein: 1g