Homemade Apple Sauce

Fresh and easy, this highly versatile recipe cuts out the preservatives while maintaining all the flavor you love. Pair applesauce with ice cream or pork chops for a unique yet scrumptious combination of flavors


  • 6 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 slices

  • 1 cup apple juice or apple cider

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, more or less to taste

  • Optional ingredients: nutmeg, maple syrup, allspice, butter to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.
  2.  Carefully puree in a food processor or blender (don’t fill too full; split into two portions if needed) until smooth. 
  3. Store in the fridge and serve when chilled.