Applesauce Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
applesauce recipe in white bowl with fresh apples

There is nothing like Homemade Applesauce both in flavor and texture. If you use ripe apples to make applesauce, you don't even need to add sugar. Learn how to make and can applesauce.

Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$15 (varies by season)
Keyword: applesauce recipe
Calories: 77 kcal
Servings: 32 people (1/2 cup servings)



How to Make Applesauce:

  1. Peel, core and slice all of the apples.

  2. Into a large stockpot, add 1 1/2 cups water and 2 Tbsp sugar. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil to dissolve sugar. Add all of the sliced apples, reduce heat to low then cover with lid and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  3. Mash apples to desired consistency, using either a potato masher, an immersion blender or an electric hand mixer.

To Can Applesauce:

  1. Wash and sterilize 8 pint-sized jars and lids. Use a ladle and funnel to pour hot applesauce into sterilized jars. Wipe the jar rims clean with a paper towel.

  2. Fill a large canning pot 1/3 full with water and bring to a boil. Place applesauce jars into the hot water, making sure they are covered by 1-2 inches water. Return to a boil and process 20 minutes.

  3. Carefully remove from the water using a jar lifter and place them right side up until they reach room temperature and lid suctions in and seals. The lids should not pop when sealed correctly. If any jars do not form the seal, refrigerate and enjoy within 2 weeks.