Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce


Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon-Kissed Chunky Applesauce
about 4 cups
30 Min

Our Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce is a perfect go-along with anything from pork chops to potato pancakes! Or, for a yummy snack, you can have a bowl on its own! The best part? This homemade chunky applesauce is budget friendly! Especially when apples are in season. Yum! 

What You'll Need

  • 8 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks (See tip)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until desired texture, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove cinnamon stick. Allow applesauce to cool then cover and chill until ready to serve.

Test Kitchen Tip

  • I think this works out best if you use a variety of apples. You see, the mixture of the tart and sweet apples adds a depth to the applesauce that makes it really stand out. 
  • We know you're gonna love this homemade applesauce recipe! For more delicious dinner ideas, check out our Pork Chops & Applesauce (and get a glance at Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady!) 
  • Not sure how to core an apple? No problem! Go ahead and check out Howard as he shows you How to Core an Apple
Fun Fact! 
Did you know that applesauce was taken along on America's first orbit around the moon? That's pretty awesome. Also, applesauce has been known to aid in digestion. No wonder they say it can keep the doctor away! 

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I like applesauce with my roast pork dinners. Unfortunately, I am the only person in my household that does. I was thinking I would try this recipe and make my own. Since I don't need 4 cups in one sitting, I was wondering if you could freeze this and thaw it for future roast pork dinners?

Hi there! Yes, you absolutely can freeze applesauce for 4 to 6 months. Any air tight container or bag will work fine.

Can this be made in a crock pot?

Yes, you can absolutely make this in a slow cooker! Just cook for 2-3 hours on high, or 4-5 hours on low.

Can you use apple cider instead of apple juice?

I wasn't going to like the previous poster's suggestion until I tried it. Well, I tried it. It's perfect! And so is this applesauce!

I wasn't going to like the preview commenter's post until I tried it. The recipe is so good, but that post saved me tons of work! It works just like she said. And that is wonderful applesauce, when you can do it with this recipe and so little work

The apples do not have to be peeled or sliced, waste of time. Cut in half and remove the core with a small melon scoop. Place apples in large pot or skillet, add water to about half way up the apples. Cover & simmer. A glass cover will allow you to see if you need to add water. The skin can be lifted off with a fork as it loosens, this gives the sauce color and the nutrients from the skin. Add sugar & spices to taste. You can break up the apples with a wooden spoon. So much better than jar sauce.


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