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How to Make Homemade Applesauce

4.66 from 26 votes
Learn how to make my Homemade Applesauce recipe for a great treat and to make your baked goods moist. Plus, you can use it as an egg substitute for baking.
Easy Homemade Applesauce Recipe - You can make it from scratch faster then going to the store!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Applesauce is a common ingredient in baking. It is often used to replace eggs or to moisten cakes. However it may not be available where you live so I’m here to show you how to make Homemade Applesauce quickly and easily.

How do you make homemade applesauce?

Making your own applesauce is incredibly easy. My mum would stew apples like this and have it with yogurt as a snack. The warm apples on the cold yogurt is really comforting. Coming from Ireland, we use Bramley Apples to make purees, apple crumble, etc. but that varietal isn’t readily available in the States. Every country has different apples but the great thing about my Homemade Applesauce is that you can use any apple at all!

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To make my Homemade Applesauce recipe, you start by peeling, coring, and chopping your apples. Just chop them up into smaller chunks so they cook more quickly. Then in a heavy bottomed sauce pan, add your apples, water and sugar for sweetness and let it all simmer over medium heat. Once it comes to a simmer, turn your heat down to low and let it gently bubble away for around 20 minutes or until your apples are tender and soft. From here, just blend your apples with an immersion blender or even a potato masher works well. You can even add your favorite flavors like cinnamon or even vanilla to jazz it up a bit.

How Long Can you Keep Homemade Applesauce?

Store your Homemade Applesauce in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Also, it freezes really well. You can freeze it in labeled ziplock bags or even in ice cube trays. I find it really helpful to have for baking emergencies or even to serve with pork for dinner. The sweet puree compliments pork really well.

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Can you Substitute Applesauce for Eggs?

Applesauce is good for baking to make many recipes moist and it’s a great egg substitute. Baking with applesauce is as easy as using my handy Egg Substitutes Chart, which gives you the best ways to use applesauce in different desserts like cakes, cookies and brownies, along with the substitute measurements you’ll need.

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Homemade Applesauce

4.66 from 26 votes
Learn how to make my Homemade Applesauce recipe for a great treat and to make your baked goods moist. Plus, you can use it as an egg substitute for baking.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Learn how to make my Homemade Applesauce recipe for a great treat and to make your baked goods moist. Plus, you can use it as an egg substitute for baking.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 apples* , peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¾ Cup (6oz/170g) water
  • ¼ Cup (2oz/57g) sugar

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for twenty minutes.
  • With an immersion blender, blend applesauce until smooth.
  • Serve warm or cold. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze it.

Recipe Notes

*Use any variety of apple you like

 

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Member
3 months ago

Hi Gemma, Thanks for sharing this recipe. All your recipes are very helpful. Need to know few things 1. the ratio of sugar , flour and baking powder. Every one use different ratio but I want to know the basic. Also do we need baking soda and baking powder both when we are adding eggs? 2. Can we use butter milk in all dry cakes recipes if not then how to identify where can we use and where not? 3. I made orange cake using oil n butter milk it came out amazing but when I replaced orange with banana… Read more »

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Deb Baldwin
4 months ago

Hello Gemma, I totally LOVE your website! It is most informative! I make applesauce all the time…here is what I do differently…I use at least three to four different kinds of apples, Macintosh, Gala, empire (my fave) and granny smiths. I leave the skin on, only discard to cores. I wash well. Put all in a large pot, add very little water and NO sugar. Steam for as long as it takes for softness. The next step is to use Foley food mill over glass bowl…I only add fresh squeezed lemon juice, maples syrup, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and let… Read more »

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Nups
4 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I am big fan of your recipes.
Can you share your email id as I have loads of questions regarding baking.
Also wanted to work with you as intern. i am based in India. Want training under you.

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Gracie08
4 months ago

Having pork chops for dinner tomorrow night so I thought it was a good time to try your recipe. It was so easy and quick to make and it taste so good. I did add in some cinnamon to mine. Will probably be freezing half of it since there is only two of us.

Kelly Hintz
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Kelly Hintz
7 months ago

I searched the internet for quite a while looking for a simple, straightforward homemade applesauce recipe; so glad I found this one!
It reminds me of the applesauce my mom used to make my brother, sister and I when we were little living on a farm in LaValle, Wi.
Thanks so much Gemma! ????

Aheesha
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Aheesha
7 months ago

Hi Gemma
Thanks for this recipe, Gemma. Love that I can make this and use as an egg sub as it is not on shelves in stores in South Africa.
Love you baking basics series. 🙂

Rosie
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Rosie
8 months ago

Hi Gamma O just love your site and have made quite a few things from it. Could I just ask if baking with the Apple sauce how much do I use, is it the same amount as you would sugar, and if I want to use some sugar substitute what ratio would it be?

Jas
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Jas
10 months ago

Awesome! Thank you for this .
Jas

Zac
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Zac
1 year ago

Where could someone possibly live where they can buy all of the other ingredients to bake something, but their store doesn’t have the all elusive applesauce?

Lost me there. Will not try this recipe now.

Scarlet39
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Scarlet39
1 year ago

Hi gemma,
Instead of sugar can i use honey instead?

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