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Baked Applesauce

ONCE YOU TASTE this applesauce, you won't want the tore-bought variety anymore. Baking the apples locks in their delicious flavor! This recipe can easily be adjusted for any amount of servings. —Mary Mootz Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Place apples in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Sprinkle over apples.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender. Uncover and mash with a fork. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 161 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 42g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • gremaux
    Feb 14, 2021

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  • Orbs
    Nov 1, 2019

    Delicious. I used Honeycrisp apples. Thank you, Mary, for sharing this recipe.

  • Sue
    Nov 4, 2018

    I’ve made this recipe quite often, but I have to increase The amount because it’ so popular It vanished quickly! I don’t change a thing; no need to.. it’s so simple to make too. I highly recommend.

  • ccunningham
    Oct 30, 2015

    This sounds AMAZING!! I'm already thinking of several variations to use throughout the holidays. Apples Pears Cranberries and all sorts of holiday spices! Think I'll experiment this weekend! Thanks!

  • gaylene2
    Mar 17, 2014

    What a great way to use leftover apples. I was just trying to be economical and it turned out to be a real hit! I used sweet yellow apples that had been in the basemen for a while, but nobody seemed to mind! They asked for more! So I will use this regularly. I want to try them with the tart apples. I can't wait!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 6, 2014

    I made this dish tonight and it was a hands down winner. I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. Next time, I will make more although there were two nice sized servings. It was sooooo good. My husband loved it. I highly recommend this recipe.

  • chin-chilla
    Oct 7, 2012

    This was really easy and very good. I add a smidge of nutmeg. I tripled the batch too.

  • ButterLovingGirl
    Oct 21, 2011

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  • irishlasstn
    Aug 15, 2010

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  • honeysucklerose
    Apr 24, 2010

    My fiance is a student, and I'm working to save up for school. With our busy lifestyle and terribly low budget, we often end up making less healthy choices, opting for a quick fix instead. Sometimes, this leads to produce that lays around a bit too long. We had 6 apples that needed to be used up within the next few days or they'd go to waste. Last night, I tried this recipe with 2 of them, and we were relaxed, comforted and extremely pleased with the way it turned out. We did have one immediate criticism: too much sugar. I doubled the recipe this morning, but used only 3.5 Tblsp sugar. It was even better than the first go-around, and now we know it's healthier! Next time I make a single batch, I'll use 1.5 Tblsp sugar.