Fall is almost here, and apple and pumpkin recipes are popping up everywhere. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and what better way to kick off fall than with an Easy Stovetop Apple Sauce recipe! If you have never made homemade applesauce, you and your family are in for a real treat. This delicious apple sauce is perfect to stick in lunches or for an afternoon snack. I promise not only will the kiddos enjoy this Easy Stovetop Apple Sauce, but you will too!
This Easy Stovetop Apple Sauce is as easy as 1, 2, 3! First, gather 3 lbs of your favorite apples (for this post, I used gala apples). I wish I could write a post about how I hand picked all these apples fresh off the tree, but the reality is that I live in Houston, Texas where apple trees are just not readily available. Therefore, I picked mine up from my local grocery store. Next, prep your apples by coring and cutting your apples into wedges. I used this OXO Good Grips Apple Corer and Divider (affiliate link), a handy little gadget that really speeds up the process. I also left the skin on for added nutrients and fiber, but you are welcome to peel yours if you like. Once you have finished prepping your apples, place them in a medium sauce pan and add 1/2 a cup of Simply Apple Juice. Bring the apples to a boil, then cover and simmer for about an hour until the apples are fully cooked. The apples are fully cooked once you are able to mash them with a fork. Finally, with a potato masher, mash the cooked apples into apple sauce. Wow, too easy, right?!
Enjoy your homemade applesauce warm or cold, but in my opinion it is best served warm!
Easy Stovetop Apple Sauce
Makes approximately 2 cups
- 3 lbs of you favorite apples (I used organic gala apples)
- 1/2 cup Apple Juice (not from concentrate)
- First, gather 3 lbs of your favorite apples.
- Next, prep your apples by coring and cutting your apples into wedges. (I leave the skin on my apples)
- Once you have finished prepping your apples, place them in a medium sauce pan and add 1/2 a cup of Simply Apple Juice.
- Bring the apples to a boil, then cover and simmer for about an hour until the apples are fully cooked. The apples are fully cooked once you are able to mash them with a fork.
- Finally, with a potato masher, mash the cooked apples into apple sauce.
If are looking for more apple recipes, you might be interest in these!
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It was funny to see your post pop up on my email when I was just setting up to peel and core all the apples I had picked up to make some homemade applesauce. However, since I didn’t have a complete recipe to follow, I was just planning on winging it with the cinnamon and sugar. I’m thrilled to now know that I can go without the sugar by adding the apple juice instead!! Thank you so much for the helpful post and I look forward to trying a few of the other apple recipes as well!!
Yes, I love the fact you can use apple juice instead of sugar. I hope your apple sauce turned out delicious! Thanks for stopping by :)
Emily Smith @ The Best of this Life says
I love making homemade apple sauce!
I agree, Emily! So easy, yet very comforting <3 So glad you stopped by :)
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
I just love homemade applesauce … it’s so perfect for fall. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Me too, Randi! It is a great way to start fall :)
Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says
Oh…I love applesauce!! This looks absolutely delish!
Thanks, Bonnie! Warm homemade applesauce is a fall favorite <3 Thank you for stopping by!
My gosh I bet your home smells AMAZING after you make this! YUM!
Yes, when apples are cooking the aroma is unforgettable! Thank you for stopping by :)
Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says
Homemade Applesauce is one of my favorites! Looks delicious!
Thanks, Taryn <3 It is one of our family favorites!
This sounds super yummy! Perfect for this time of year!
Thanks, Megan! A simply homemade applesauce is so comforting during this season :)
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