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homemade cinnamon applesauce!


Posted by: ari | well seasoned

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
homemade applesauce recipe in a white bowl with black spoon
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You will never buy store-bought applesauce after making this homemade version! Requiring little more than time, a microwave, and a foley mill, this is the BEST applesauce you will ever make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: applesauce, homemade applesauce, how to make applesauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 71kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned


  • Microwave
  • Foley mill


  • 6-8 medium Macoun apples (can substitute Cortland or Macintosh)
  • cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar optional
  • 2 thin slices lemon
  • cinnamon to taste


  • Wash but do not peel apples. Cut in quarters and remove core, then place in a large microwave-safe bowl. Add cinnamon, water, and lemon, then microwave on high 5 minutes. Stir, then cook on high another 5 minutes. Depending on the size of your bowl, you will likely have to do this twice.
  • Using a slotted spoon, put apples through the foley mill (we use the insert with the medium-size holes). As apple skin accumulates and blocks the holes, remove and throw away. Continue processing apples until all are processed.
  • Add sugar to taste -- make sure to try it before adding any in case your apples are sweet enough without! Then add a few tablespoons at a time, test, and reassess. Add lemon juice if necessary (I usually don't). Cool in refrigerator until needed.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg