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Simple and Sweet Homemade Applesauce Recipe for a Family Fun Treat

Heading out for a day of apple picking is such a memorable fall activity. Bringing home loaded bushels of apples can become too much of a good thing after a few days of chomping on Honeycrisp and Fuji apples. Ideal for snacking, apples are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants, as well as being relatively low in calories and fat. Adding fiber to your diet is important for your digestive health and can also help to regulate your blood sugar levels, making apples great as a healthy snack or addition to a healthy diet. As a healthy and nutritious fruit providing a variety of health benefits, enjoying apples on a regular basis can helpful for your overall health and well-being. Try this simple and sweet homemade applesauce recipe for a family fun treat.

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Simple + Sweet Homemade Applesauce Recipe for a Family Fun Treat

Homemade Applesauce Recipe


Total 1 hr. 40 min.
8-10 Medium-sized Apples (washed, peeled, cored, chopped)
½ Cup Water
½ Cup Apple Cider or Lemon Juice
½ Tsp. Ground Cinnamon (optional)


1- In medium pot combine apples, water, apple cider or lemon juice, and cinnamon to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until apples soften. 

2- Uncover, reduce heat, and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are completely softened and to prevent sticking.
3- Set to cool to room temp before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

BONUS- Add homemade applesauce in this apple butter recipe.

Apple Butter Recipe


Homemade Applesauce
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice


- Heat oven to 325°F. 
- In 9" x 13" baking dish, mix 5 cups of homemade applesauce with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. 
- Bake until dark brown in color.

Apple Butter is a delicious added to oatmeal or spread on toast, waffles, or pancakes.

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