Easy Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce
By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Applesauce is a longtime favorite dessert and snack of mine, because it’s healthy and unprocessed, and so tasty. Although I usually purchase applesauce already prepared, this time I decided to make it myself and I’m not sure why I never did before — it’s so easy and really doesn’t take too much time!

The taste of the sauce will depend on the type of apples you use, so depending on your preference whether you like slightly sweeter applesauce or slightly more tart, will determine the type of apples you prefer to purchase. I used pink lady apples in this recipe because I wanted slightly sweet with a little tart, but red apples, gala or others will all be great. Serve this applesauce by itself, use it in a pie filling, serve with dinner or use in any way you prefer. Enjoy!

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  • 8 apples (pink lady)
  • ¾ cup (375 ml) water
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, extra for garnish




  1. Wash and prepare the apples by peeling, coring and cubing.
  2. Once the apples are cut and prepped, place them into a medium stockpot, add the water, lemon and cinnamon, and heat the mixture over medium-high heat until the mixture boils (about 5 minutes or so).
  3. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for about 25-30 minutes or until the apples are soft in the mixture.
  4. Once the apples are soft (try mashing a piece of apple with a spoon,and if you’re able to, then they’re soft enough), use an immersion blender to puree the mixture, or alternatively place the mixture into the blender and blend for 30-60 seconds or until well blended to your desired consistency.
  5. Allow the applesauce to cool before transferring to a storage container (20-30 minutes) or serve immediately warm.
  6. When serving, garnish with extra cinnamon (optional).
  7. Enjoy!


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings: 9

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories110
  • Fat0g
  • Saturated Fat0g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium100mg
  • Carbohydrates30g
  • Fiber5g
  • Sugars21g
  • Protein 1g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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