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Chunky Applesauce Recipe

Chunky Applesauce Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chunky Applesauce

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"My family LOVED this recipe!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"Just made this, and it turned out amazing! Will definitely make again! So easy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"I really liked this applesauce."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"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!! :-)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Chunky applesauce is so much better than the smooth kind. This recipe is GREAT."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"I made this for the first time for Thanksgiving and it was amazing. This is now a Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter staple."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"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..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"This simple recipe beats store-bought applesauce hands down! It's a staple at our house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"Great and so easy! Added extra cinnamon and a little nutmeg. For a special treat top with some Redi Whip type topping and its like eating apple pie with no crust!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"My 10 month old loved this! Just the right amount of tartness and sweetness combined. I will definitely be making more! So easy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"Absolutely delicious, I have 3 grandchildren that love it as well !!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"Very yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2008

"Mmmmm Good! It receives Lynda's seal of approval!"

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