Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
Here's a comforting, home-style treat that never loses its appeal. Dish up big bowlfuls and wait for the smiles! —Marilee Cardinal, Burlington, New Jersey

Updated: Feb. 28, 2023

Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce

Prep Time 30 min
Yield 5 cups.

Ingredients

  • 7 medium McIntosh, Empire or other apples (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon, optional

Directions

  1. Peel, core and cut each apple into 8 wedges. Cut each wedge crosswise in half; place in a large saucepan. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until desired consistency is reached, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve with cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 139 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.

Here's a comforting, home-style treat that never loses its appeal. Dish up big bowlfuls and wait for the smiles! —Marilee Cardinal, Burlington, New Jersey