Homemade Apple Sauce

Homemade Apple Sauce

There’s only one ingredient in this recipe: apples. Try different varieties and you may like yours made with fuji or macintosh, or any other variety. The sweeter the apple, the sweeter the sauce. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 1 1/3 cups

Homemade Apple Sauce


  • 1 lb. apples (I prefer gala)
  • 3 Tablespoons water


  1. Peel, core, and chop apples into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Put apples and water in a medium saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low & cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Mash with potato masher to desired chunkiness.

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8 Comments on "Homemade Apple Sauce"


    Just want to say I am so glad I accidently discovered your website. Love the Polish recipes. I have been making Pierogis for many years. I used ground beef, onion and sauerkraut. My family loves them!
    Thanks for your recipes and especially your videos.

  2. Sjoerd Visser

    Jenny I now about appels but try it with pears,you love it.

  3. kathy

    Jenny I just want to say I used to watch you years ago on your talk show..love loved you, and now this cooking blog Ilove your humour and your cooking videos.


  4. Ed Pierzynski

    Dzienkuje Pani, for this simple reminder. I had a basket of gala apples in my garage and now I have some jars of homemade applesauce. I made some chunky, some smooth and some with a hint of cinnamon. These will go great with our pork roast. (PS- try adding a little of the applesauce to your sauerkraut when you cook it. It gives it a nice complimentary sweetness). Smacznego.

  5. Renee Evans

    Dear Jenny,

    I love your blog. It is one I look forward to because it is uplifting, lively and fun. You don’t take yourself too seriously which make it relaxing to be a part of your blog.

    Questions regards to apple sauce- how do you keep the sauce from turning brown if you are making it ahead of time?

    Renee Evans

    • Jenny

      I don’t know what to tell you because mine does not turn brown. I usually keep it for a few days in a plastic tub or a big cup, covered & refrigerated of course, and it never changes color.

  6. Tara

    Absolutely fantastic. My daughter loved it 🙂

  7. Donna Austin

    You are absolutely right – homemade applesauce doesn’t need sugar. This recipe is perfect the way it is!

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