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This homemade applesauce is delicious and only uses 1-3 ingredients! 3lbs of apples will make around 6 servings. This tastes great warm or refrigerated, you can also freeze it to eat later. Eat it as a snack, mix in with yogurt, or add as a side to pork and veggies.


  • Apples
  • Sugar, to taste (Optional)
  • Cinnamon, to taste (Optional)
Main Ingredient(s): Apples


  • Peel and core apples, cut into large chunks.
  • Place into medium pot with 1 cup water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often.
  • Turn heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes or until very soft. Stir often.
  • The applesauce may be left lumpy or mashed with a fork to become smoother.
  • Optional: add sugar and/or cinnamon to taste.
  • May be served warm or chilled. Refrigerate leftovers.
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Published On: September 1, 2020