Homemade Chunky Apple Sauce Recipe
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Homemade Chunky Apple Sauce Recipe

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Apple sauce is so easy to make so forget buying it in the grocery store. This one has such delicious flavor and is sure to be a favorite with your children.—Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 1 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 176 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from the heat; mash until sauce reaches desired consistency. Serve warm or chilled. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chunky Applesauce in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p41

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"My family absolutely loved this applesauce! I chose to omit the sugar and it tasted just as great using a mixture of transparents, galas, and even a couple granny smiths. This was such an easy recipe I will be making more next apple season!"

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"I really liked this recipe! The flavor was excellent. This was my first time making my own homemade applesauce. It was ridiculously easy. And the flavor of this recipe can't be beat!"

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