Julie's Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe Video

Once you try your hand at homemade applesauce, you’ll never want store-bought again. I like to make applesauce in a pressure cooker, which takes only 10 minutes at high pressure, or slowly simmered overnight in a slow cooker.


VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group, Healthy


 Apple8 , peeled, cored and chopped or sliced (such as Granny Smith or McIntosh)
 Apple juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (or more as needed)
 Ground cinnamon To Taste
 Ground allspice To Taste
 Ground nutmeg1 Teaspoon (preferably freshly ground)
 Brown sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (or to taste)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 868 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.1%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 15.7 mg0.7%

Total Carbohydrates 226 g75.3%

Dietary Fiber 30.6 g122.3%

Sugars 181.7 g

Protein 4 g7%

Vitamin A 13.2% Vitamin C 93%

Calcium 9.8% Iron 10.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a large pot, combine apples and juice and cook over medium heat, partially covered, until apples are very tender. Remove pot from heat.

Using a wooden spoon or potato masher, mash apples well. Add spices and sugar to taste. If applesauce is too thick, add a splash of apple juice to thin slightly.

Tip: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days, or freeze for longer storage.