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

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cmfogs User ID: 1067081 237848
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

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

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 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 User ID: 3715652 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 User ID: 978190 971
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

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

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lbroadh2o User ID: 7201056 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 User ID: 3929200 1013
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

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

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teryn69 User ID: 6818421 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 User ID: 4443127 1525
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"My family LOVED this recipe!"

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s_pants User ID: 174050 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 User ID: 698746 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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dmkinsey User ID: 5897555 3391
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

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

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PatLippert User ID: 1417928 198361
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"I really liked this applesauce."

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gillettcookie User ID: 3422974 2398
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!! :-)"

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marchgirl User ID: 1606688 1513
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

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

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micheleclow User ID: 6777152 1203
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."

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Katy789 User ID: 4536566 390
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."

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cjmiller_10 User ID: 5549695 388
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..."

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Jessica2783 User ID: 5112860 1524
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."

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ff mom User ID: 1291500 1800
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

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

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Ofallon mom of 2 User ID: 4104825 1463
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."

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Gram June User ID: 4494753 1010
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!!"

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marnibuchanan User ID: 4246895 1522
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."

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grensrud User ID: 4501110 1882
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!"

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tlamay User ID: 4466754 1638
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

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

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RRohrer User ID: 3493609 993
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"Very yummy!"

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michaelpsnyder User ID: 1088114 2397
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2008

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

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