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Home-Style Applesauce

Cook Time1 hr
Course: Sauce, Side Dish
Author: Forrest Green Farm


  • 9 lbs (about 27 medium sized apples) apples, peeled, cored, & sliced Jonathan, McIntosh, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Staymen
  • cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon powder


  • Combine apples & water in a heavy pan or roaster oven. Bring to a boil stirring often. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 30-60 minutes or until the apples are soft. 
  • Add sugar and cinnamon and bring to a boil again, stirring frequently until everything is well blended. If you want a smooth applesauce you can use a food processor or immersion blender to break up the chunks. Store in jars and refrigerate.

If you want to can your applesause for long term storage

  • Fill prepared, hot jars with hot applesauce leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  • Gently run a non-metallic spatula along the sides to release air bubbles. Wipe rims and top with hot lids and screw bands. 
  • Process in boiling water canner for 20 minutes. Let cool and make sure that the lids seal within 24 hours for long term storage.


Tip from Krista- I use a large plug in roaster oven for making my applesauce, set at 250-300 degrees (depends on your roaster). I can make 2 batches at a time in my large roaster. You do have to stir it frequently while cooking though.