Cinnamon applesauce, this is the EASIEST recipe but yet the most delicious!
Just chop your apples, add sugar, and cinnamon, simmer – that’s it for the ultimate homemade cinnamon applesauce.
One of my favorite things to do during the fall season is picking apples.
This is the time of year when apple recipes are more popular than ever.
Apple picking is a fabulous way to enjoy quality time with your family as well as pick some of the best apples for applesauce.
If you have an ample supply of apples and want to know how to make applesauce then you’re in luck.
Today I’m featuring my favorite apple sauce recipe that sure to make your taste buds happy!
When it comes to making this applesauce I opted to use Ambrosia apples, but any baking apple will do.
I prefer chunkier homemade cinnamon applesauce, but if you want to make this applesauce recipe a little smoother simply use an immersion blender for a smoother sauce at the end.
What apples do you use for applesauce
As I said, I used Ambrosia apples for this applesauce recipe but there are many types of apples you can use for applesauce.
Some of the best apples for applesauce include Golden Delicious, McIntosh, and Cortland apples.
Remember that your applesauce will taste similar to the type of apple you opt to use.
This is why it’s best to choose a type of apple that you prefer the overall taste of, as each apple will offer you a different flavor when used for your sauce recipe!
Making your own applesauce is a fantastic way to be in control of your ingredients.
You’ll find that many applesauce options on the shelf have a high sugar content and have other unnecessary ingredients.
This is why it’s best to find some easy applesauce recipes to make your own applesauce with freshly picked apples.
Use this recipe in my Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups!
Is homemade applesauce good for you?
Yes. Apples are a great food option to help with digestion as well as assisting in removing waste from your body due to their high pectin content.
Using applesauce as a mid-day snack is a great way to help keep your digestive track running smoother and feel healthier daily.
The old saying goes, “an apple a day will keep the doctor away”, so as you can imagine easy applesauce recipes are a popular way for the average person to try to maintain proper health.
Being able to make your own sauce is the best way to control how much flavor, sugar, and other ingredients are included in each serving size of your homemade sauce. Score!
I love that it’s easy to make your own cinnamon applesauce at home with just a few ingredients and a saucepan.
While I don’t use the immersion blender for a smooth sauce every time, that’s an added kitchen gadget you should have on hand if you prefer a smoother texture!
If you’re ready to try your hand at making your own applesauce, then continue reading for instructions on how to make your own applesauce today.
How do I make cinnamon applesauce?
Grab a large saucepan that will fit the apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon in it.
Cover your saucepan and cook over medium-high heat.
You’ll want to allow your ingredients to cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until your apples have a soft texture. Depending on the kind of apples you use, it can take longer for them to soften.
Mash your apples down to your desired texture, continue to cook over low heat for an additional 5-10 minutes to thicken the sauce.
Use an immersion blender to make completely smooth applesauce.
I preferred to keep mine chunky for this batch – YUM!
Serve and enjoy!
How long does homemade applesauce last?
According to Bon Apetit, homemade applesauce usually lasts about up to 10 ten days when stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator or up to two months in the freezer when stored in an airtight freezer bag that’s sealed shut.
For a twist, try my Apple Cranberry Sauce!
Does homemade applesauce go bad?
Now that you know how long to store homemade applesauce, it’s a good idea to know what your sauce will look like if it goes bad.
If your sauce has gone bad it will develop a weird smell, flavor or grows mold then chances are your sauce is not edible.
This can happen for a wide range of reasons, but ultimately could be due to not storing your applesauce properly or storing for too long before using.
How to make Cinnamon Applesauce
- 4 baking apples peeled and cored, I used Ambrosia
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Add all ingredients to a medium-sized saucepot. Stir to combine, cover and cook over medium heat for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally until apples are softened.
- Use a potato masher for a chunky texture and mash apples. Or, use an immersion blender for a smooth sauce. Lower heat to low and let cook an additional 10-15 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally until desired thickness.