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Stovetop Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Make a batch of delicious homemade applesauce in under 30 minutes! Easy ingredients and instructions.
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Keyword30 minute, apple
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings8 servings


  • 8 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped.
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Put all of the ingredients into a large soup pot and bring to a boil on the stove.
  • When boiling, reduce heat to simmer and gently boil for 20 minutes or until the apples are soft.
  • Let the apples cool about 10 minutes and then mash them with a wooden spoon, potato masher, immersion blender, or even a fork.
  • Store in the fridge to be eaten within a week or let cool completely and then freeze in freezer bags for 2-3 months.



Some apples may require a bit more sugar if they are quite tart. Adapt the sugar amount to your personal preferences.

Crockpot Method:

Add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours. Mash and store in the same way as the stovetop method.

Instant Pot Method:

Reduce the liquid to 1 cup, add ingredients to the Instant Pot and cook on manual (high pressure) for 8 minutes. Mash and store in the same way as the stovetop method.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg