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Chunky Applesauce Recipe
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There's just something extra special about homemade applesauce. This simple recipe is tart and not too sweet. It makes the perfect side dish, especially with pork chops or a pork roast. —Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 157 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 0g protein .

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Mash apples slightly if desired. Serve warm or cold. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Chunky Applesauce in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p37


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cmfogs 237848
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"So good and easy. Easily the best homemade applesauce I've made."

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LeslieH 220054
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"Love, love, love the addition of the vanilla. I would never have thought about putting vanilla in applesauce, but it just adds that something special."

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pvisaya 393
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Best applesauce ever! I agree with the previous reviewer that the vanilla gives it an extra special flavor. My apples were sweet, so I added lemon juice and cut back on the sugar. Yum

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seasons4 971
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"Delicious! Maybe a little strong vanilla taste, but definitely a keeper!"

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lbroadh2o 1636
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"The vanilla adds a different flavor than normal. I also cut back to about 2/3 of the sugar listed. I will be making more. My apple tree is in full bloom so I need to use them up."

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NanZim 1013
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"This is my favorite go to recipe for homemade applesauce."

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teryn69 730
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"I haven't purchased applesauce from the store in years. I'm confused with all the sugar added? That was one of the reasons I started making my own. I peel, core, quarter however many apples I need to make up my sauce, add a touch of water, cook till tender, then add cinnamon to taste. I've used Braburn apples for a very long time. Try it! You don't need all that sugar!"

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slemar 1525
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"My family LOVED this recipe!"

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s_pants 392
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"I don't like store-bought applesauce, but I really enjoyed this. Next time will probably cut back on the brown sugar a little...it seemed a little overly sweet...but still very good!"

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bziol 391
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"I much prefer chunky applesauce over smooth and I make mine with granulated sugar. Adding the brown sugar and vanilla makes the dish!"

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