Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce *

This applesauce is so delicious, better than any applesauce that you’d buy at the store. It makes a great little dessert all by itself……you might want to make a double batch and freeze some for later. Eat it as-is cold or warm. Serve it as a topping for ice cream or yogurt; or bake with it, it makes cakes and muffins incredibly moist.

  • 2 pounds of Granny Smith apples, about 4 large apples (washed, cored and chopped into large chunks – sometimes I leave the skin on my apples)
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch (1/16 teaspoon) NuNaturals NuStevia™ White Stevia™ Powder (or other stevia added to taste after cooking)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, to taste (I like cinnamon, so I use 1 tsp.)

In a medium saucepan add the water, lemon juice, salt, stevia, and cinnamon. Stir together over medium heat until everything is dissolved, using a small whisk or a fork may help to break up any lumps.

Add the chopped apples to the pan and stir so all apple pieces are covered with the cinnamon mixture. Let the sauce come to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until apples are soft and start to fall apart. Remove from heat.

Pour everything from the saucepan into a food processor and process until smooth. Store in the refrigerator; or freeze, tightly sealed, in freezer for up to one year.

For a Chunkier Applesauce: Peel the skin off the apples before cooking. You can then skip the food processor and mash the cooked apples with a potato masher to your desired consistency.

Makes 2 to 3 cups of sauce.


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  1. This is my first visit to this site. I LOVE it!!! I will visit more often. I have been looking for some time now for a healthy applesauce recipe. And now, i have found it! This recipe sounds like the one I have been looking for. I like the idea of it being made with the granny smith apples and stevia and I have a bag full of granny smith apples on the counter. I was thinking earlier I need to make something with those before they go bad. I know what i will be making tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Theresa, thanks for the comment. Glad you found us and are enjoying the site.

      Our kids really love this applesauce, and it’s hard to keep it around for long…since it gets eaten up so quickly. Hope you enjoy 🙂

  2. So I’ve made this 2x’s now and both times my kids finished it off before it ever made it to the fridge! The smell brings them running! And I love that I can leave the skin on and get them the extra vitamins without them knowing. I made a double batch last time and have maybe half a cup left, so maybe I will make a triple batch next time and have enough left to use in my recipies!

  3. I made this for my kids and they said it is the best Applesauce they tasted. Honestly, I have to say it was easy and it is very good, neat to know it is so good for all of us.


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