Donna's Homemade Applesauce

Serves 4

  • 4-5 medium apples, Courtland or Macintosh, chunked
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons water


Taste your apples to assess how sweet they are. Decide how much sugar you think you need. I always start with less sugar because I like my applesauce to have a little tartness. Mix the apples, salt, sugar, and cinnamon together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the water. Two tablespoons are usually enough.

Cover the pot and let the mixture come to a simmer over medium heat. Turn the heat down to simmer. Cook the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes, until the apples start to collapse. Remove the pot from the heat. Using a potato masher, mash the apples until you get the consistency you want. Taste and add sugar or cinnamon as needed.

Serve warm or chilled.