Homemade Applesauce


My family and I went apple picking this past weekend and it was a lot of fun. It’s become a tradition that we go to the same orchard the weekend before my son’s birthday every year. This year we picked two varieties – Wealthy and Silken apples. It was my first time trying both. Wealthy are a great cooking apple – crisp and tart – and the Silkens are more for eating raw – sweet and juicy. I have included the Wealthy variety in this recipe but feel free to use whatever apples you like best or have on hand.

Yield: 4 cups of applesauce

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes



10 large cooking apples (such as Cortland, Wealthy, Northern Spy etc)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 cups water



  1. Wash and peel all the apples. Then slice them and add the slices to a medium sized pot.
  2. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and water. Mix together gently.
  3. Put pot on stovetop and bring to a boil on medium high heat.
  4. Once boiling reduce heat to low and let simmer for 3o mins or until apples are thoroughly cooked.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool for 20mins.
  6. You can either leave the applesauce chunky and enjoy as is or you can puree it in a blender or food processor on high for 2 mins until smooth.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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