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homemade applesauce in a glass jar with a spoon in it

No Sugar Added Homemade Applesauce

Ditch the store bought stuff and make your own no-sugar added, flavorful homemade applesauce!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 149kcal


  • 10-12 apples* I recommend a mix of Pink Lady & Granny Smith
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon , ground
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg , ground
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves , ground
  • 1 lemon , juiced
  • 1 cup water , filtered
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (optional) Use more water if you prefer not to use.
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • cinnamon sticks optional


  • Peel all of the apples and cut each apple into large chunks. Place apple pieces in a large pot on the stove over medium heat and add in all of the remaining ingredients. Cover with lid.
  • Cook on low-medium heat until apples break down, ~30-45 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally. Remove cinnamon sticks when applesauce has finished cooking.
  • Mash apples with a potato masher for a chunky consistency. For a smoother consistency, puree the applesauce in a food processor or with an immersion blender.
  • Enjoy cooled down or warm! Store in fridge.



*You can use any apple(s) you'd like in this homemade applesauce. I like using a blend or two or three different varieties.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.2g