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Easy Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce deliciously compliments sausage and pork chops. Try this easy homemade applesauce recipe, perfect for canning.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American, German
Servings 5 pints
Calories 166 kcal


  • Canning Kit (optional)
  • Canning Jars
  • Canning Lids and Bands
  • Pressure Canner
  • Large Stockpot
  • Masher
  • Immersion Blender (optional)


  • 6-8 pounds apples
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Peel and core the apples.
  • Place the peeled, cored, and quartered apples into a large pot. Add the lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar, water, and salt. 
  • Bring to a boil on high heat, then lower the temperature, cover the pot, and maintain a low simmer for about 30 minutes, until the apples are completely tender and cooked through.
  • Once the apples are cooked through, remove the pot from the heat. Mash the cooked apples.
  • After mashing, if you would like a smoother applesauce, use an immersion blender to puree.
  • Pour applesauce into pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace.
  • Process the jars in a pressure canner for 8 minutes at 6 pounds of pressure.
Keyword canning, condiment, fruit, side dishes