Chunky Applesauce Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1/2 cup: 157 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.
Reviews for Chunky Applesauce
"I haven't used store-bought applesauce in years. We have a Gravenstein tree in our front yard; when that's not in season, I use Honey Crisp or Granny Smith--we like it fairly tart. Love the vanilla, and I also throw in a pat of butter and a bit of apple juice (makes it smoother) and a teaspoon or so of apple brandy or apple schnapps. But I've never tried brown sugar, only white sugar, and will definitely do so next batch."
"Great flavor! It was quite sweet so I may cut back on either the vanilla or use less brown sugar."
"This was delicious and made my home smell wonderful while it was cooking! I thought the vanilla was a little overwhelming so I would probably cut this down or leave it out next time."
"So good and easy. Easily the best homemade applesauce I've made."
"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."
"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!"
"Delicious! Maybe a little strong vanilla taste, but definitely a keeper!"
"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."
"This is my favorite go to recipe for homemade applesauce."
"My family LOVED this recipe!"
"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!"
"I much prefer chunky applesauce over smooth and I make mine with granulated sugar. Adding the brown sugar and vanilla makes the dish!"
"Just made this, and it turned out amazing! Will definitely make again! So easy!"
"I really liked this applesauce."
"this is soooo simple and yummy!!! It made the house smell so good with the cinnamon! I can't wait for my girls to enjoy it as much as I did! A great way to use uneaten apples!! :-)"
"Chunky applesauce is so much better than the smooth kind. This recipe is GREAT."
"Yesterday, I made this applesauce for the first time and it was excellent. I will never go back to store bought applesauce again. I added one more teaspoon of cinnamon and it turned out very tasty. I also used a dollop of whipped cream to used a dessert. It is very good for breakfast or anytime during the day."
"Never knew adding vanilla would be so good! I used Michigan Empire, Jonathon, and Ida Reds, added extra cinnamon, and nutmeg!! Love it! Now if only the apples would peel themselves..."
"This tastes just like apple-pie filling. The only change I would make is that I would cut back on the sugar a little bit."
"This simple recipe beats store-bought applesauce hands down! It's a staple at our house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"I love this recipe. I add a little nutmeg, honey and sugar. I also use half Granny Smith and hald Red Delicious. Makes it not so tart."
"This was a pretty easy recipe to make, my husband LOVED it, but i thought it was a litle to cinnamonie for me. I also had to drain off the liquid before mashing because of how much came out of the apples."
"My 10 month old loved this! Just the right amount of tartness and sweetness combined. I will definitely be making more! So easy!"
"Absolutely delicious, I have 3 grandchildren that love it as well !!"
"Mmmmm Good! It receives Lynda's seal of approval!"