Easy Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe

Easy Homemade Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe

Discover the magic of homemade applesauce with this simple, no-fuss recipe that outshines any store-bought version.

Crafting your own applesauce is incredibly easy and rewards you with a tastier, healthier alternative to jarred varieties. Using high-quality apples ensures your sauce needs nothing more than a pinch of salt to shine. Enjoy this versatile applesauce warm or chilled to perfection.

For the best flavor profile, mix different apple varieties to create a perfect balance of sweet and tart notes with varying textures. Jonagolds, Fujis, and Golden Delicious apples work wonderfully together. While peeling is optional, leaving the skins on adds depth and nutrients to your sauce.

Looking for a twist? Try Stella’s applesauce recipe, which features a light sweetness and aromatic hints of cinnamon and orange peel.

Easy Unsweetened Applesauce


  • 3 1/2 pounds mixed apples (1.6kg; about 8 apples), cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups (480ml) water
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large pot, combine the chopped apples and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook uncovered for about 15 minutes, or until the apples easily break down when pressed with tongs.
  2. Use an immersion blender to purée the apples until you achieve your desired consistency. If the sauce seems too watery, simmer it over low heat for an extra 5 minutes to thicken. Season with a pinch of salt to taste. Serve your homemade applesauce warm right away, or refrigerate for several hours to enjoy it chilled.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
59 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 14
Amount per serving
Calories 59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 121mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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