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Homemade applesauce is so easy to make and the perfect side dish for an everyday meal, company, or Thanksgiving.
Cuisine Comfort Food
Servings 3 1/2 cups


  • 4 lbs. apples 8-12 medium, Jonagold, Pink Lady, Jonathan, McIntosh, or Gala---or a mixture
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I use less and sweeten at end, if needed.
  • A pinch of table salt
  • 1 cup water


  • Core, quarter, and peel apples (or leave unpeeled for more flavor and color). Add apple, sugar, salt, and water to large, heavy-bottomed pot. Cover pot. (There should be about an inch of water in the bottom.)
  • Bring apples to a boil, turn heat down slightly, and simmer 30 minutes or until fruit gets soft and thickened. (If you double recipe, it will take a while longer.)
  • If apples were left unpeeled, run mixture through a food mill to remove skins. Add seasonings to taste, such as 1/4 tsp cinnamon or a small sprinkle of fresh, grated nutmeg.