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  1. CNYcook

    Used only about a pound of apples and scaled everything down, maple syrup to sweeten, a pinch of nutmeg in addition to cinnamon, and skipped the salt. Put on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream and crumbled Graham crackers on top. Lazy person’s apple pie – haha! Husband loved it.


  2. Ray B

    Great recipe. Very easy to make.


  3. Terri

    I made this and used Oak Glen, CA
    Arkansas black apples which I never tried before or even heard of. (Sweet and tangy baking apple) and Winesap Apples. Delicious.


  4. Terri

    Just made it for the first time. Absolutely love this recipe. Thanks for sharing. We eat applesauce with everything. I cannot even eat a pork chop without putting Apple sauce on it. I can’t wait to make pork chops now.


  5. Ardella Percy

    My brother’s Macintosh apples worked great. I also used coconut sugar in place of all the other sugars and it tastes marvelous. It did change the color. It is much darker and has a hearty,rich flavor. Thanks.


  6. Artemis

    Hi! I was wondering if you can substitute sugar with honey?

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Artemis, honey has its own strong flavor, so using it instead of sugar would distract from the flavor of the apples. If you are trying to avoid sugar, some people just leave out the added sugar all together (if you do that you would want to scale back the vinegar or lemon juice).

  7. Jack

    Not worth the effort. Cider/lemon juice and salt spoil good apple flavor. Took 40 minutes of simmering to soften nine apples. Dean is spot on – I’ve been making them exactly like that for years.


  8. Beverly

    Hello Elise I want to try this recipe. But can I freeze itt in freezer bowls?

  9. Dean

    I don’t know why people bother to cook the apples. I just core, chop, and blend them (granted, I have a vitamix) with some water and citrus juice, maybe some other fruit lying around or a spoonful of jam, et voila. Shake a little cinnamon over it.

  10. Christine

    Can I use Honey crisp apples for this recipe?

  11. Amy

    The absolute best applesauce I’ve ever had!


  12. Christine

    Mmm! Made this and it was delish, thank you for sharing the recipe.

  13. Lorraine

    I’ve made a variation of this applesauce. I keep the peels on for the fibre, you just need an immersion blender to purée. Also, no need whatsoever to add sugar..apples are sweet enough!


  14. CG

    Blown away by how delicious and perfect this is. I used a mix of gravenstein and golden delicious from a local orchard. Any idea how long this will last in the fridge? What I didn’t eat on the spot I packed into two sterilized weck jars.


    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, CG! So glad you like the recipe! This will keep for about a week in the fridge, or up to three months frozen. (When I was a kid, my mom used to make HUGE batches of applesauce in the fall and freeze it in batches so we’d have it all the rest of the year. So good!)

  15. Christa

    Thanks for the guidance. We have a bumper crop from the backyard Apple tree. I’ll be making this Apple sauce daily for a while! Turned out great and the kids love it.


  16. Raquel

    It was a great hit here! I’m from Brasil and I think the apples has different name so i just took a bunch of them and really work. Thank you so much!
    Oh by the way I don’t cook, so the whole family were very proud. :)


  17. Thomas

    just made a batch, smelled so good cooking, tasted delicious! Thanks for the recipe!


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