Total Time:
45 min
15 min
30 min

4 servings

  • 6 apples, McIntosh preferred
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

Peel and core apples and cut into quarters. Place them in an enamel sauce pan with the water and lemon juice then bring to a boil then turn the heat down slightly and simmer 30 minutes to break them down and get them to thicken. Take off the heat and stir in the sugar and cinnamon, if using.

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    We have made this recipe several times with one modification. We add the zest of one orange and its juice (which is about 1/4 cup liquid). We decrease the water to 3/4 cup. Double the recipe! Why go through all of these steps and only have a few servings? Fantastic with potato latkes!
    I added a little nutmeg and a little allspice, no added sugar. Loved it! Thanks Gale! Super easy apple sauce.
    Overall, this recipe was good. I added some ginger and cloves for more flavor. Also, I added Golden Delicious apples instead of the sugar.
    This recipe is super easy! I can't have refined sugar so I used golden delicious apples for a little extra sweetness. I also threw in a pinch of nutmeg when I added the cinnamon. Tastes GREAT!
    LOVE IT!
    I use NO sugar and a mix of different types of apples. Also, if you leave some peel on during the cooking, you get a little rosy color. It's easy to remove the peels from the saucepan at the end.
    I used fuji apples, and only put in a bit of sugar, and some cinnamon. It's a recipe rave for my family!
    Awesome! needs more BROWN sugar in the batch for a mild sweetness. Add 1/4 cup brown sugar during cooking to make a great applesauce!! thanks!
    SO easy, and my husband loved it.
    I had decided to make my father (who is diabetic) brownies for the holidays since one of my recipies calls for unsweetened applesauce as a sugar/sweetner substitute, which I personally prefer for baking as it is all natural. I chose this recipie because it called for the least amount of added sugar so I thought it would be the easiest to just do without. I added a little more cinnamon and cooked it with the cinnamon and it tastes quite good! I also used a combination of Gala & Rome apples which gave it a little more natural juice.
    i used fuji apples and added more cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg. this recipe is fast easy and a total winner. not too sweet and not at all bitter.



    I just made this recipe for my son who is not feeling well, applesauce is his favorite. It was simple and quick to make.
    I made this in a crok pot. it turned out well, I had to add a lot more sugar though.
    I followed the recipe exactly, but then ended up having to add more sugar and a little bit more cinnamon. I added brown sugar and cinnamon sticks, and it turned out well. Just be sure to taste it to make sure the proportions are good, and it'll turn out well. Very good on a cold winter day.
    easy good can be cooked along with your dinner, especially porkchops.
    This applesauce recipe was really good & very easy to do
    it is very good
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