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How to Make Homemade Applesauce

4.71 from 51 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

4.71 from 51 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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Mehar S
17 days ago

Hey Gemma! I made this applesauce and it was the easiest recipe ever! Thanks! Have uploaded a photo too!!

I Food
11 months ago

Hiya Gemma,
Thanks for providing such a simple and easy to make recipe. I omitted the sugar and the apple sauce still tastes great.

Ayo
Ayo
1 month ago

Hi i forgot to ask, how many grams are four apples? because they come in different sizes, your four might be different from mine. Thanks

Ayo
Ayo
1 month ago

Thanks for this Gemma. My sis doesn’t take eggs so this would go a long way in her being able to eat desserts.

Shahd
Shahd
2 months ago

Hi Gemma, I was wondering if you could give me the exact measurements or can I just eyeball it.

Fiby Al Haddad
3 months ago

Hii Gemma, I tried this recipe yesterday and its so simple and tasty 😋 thank youuu

Sara
Sara
3 months ago

Hello ! If I want to use only one apple how much water do I have to put?

Katrina
Katrina
5 months ago

What do I do if I don’t have a potato masher?

Naba
Naba
6 months ago

When I make my applesauce can I use vanilla extract or cinnamon for flavoring? If so, how much? and if I add stuff for flavoring purpose, should I eliminate THAT ingredient from the recipe??
Thank you

Sanj Nijjar
Sanj Nijjar
7 months ago

Hey Gemma can I use the Applesauce a day after making it instead of putting it in the fridge for two weeks? Ps. I love your recipes

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for my FREE weekly emails and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!

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