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Family Recipes: Homemade Applesauce

Family Recipes: Homemade Applesauce

Making homemade applesauce can be a simple, yet fun, family activity. Our own Crafty Mom loves making applesauce with her children. Applesauce can make for an easy after-school snack, a sweet side dish, or even a tasty dessert (just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream!). Well-known blogger, the Pioneer Woman, shares a delicious recipe for homemade applesauce on her site. Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed.

applesauce recipe


  • 6 pounds apples, peeled, cored and cut into 8 slices
  • 1 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, more or less to taste
  • Optional ingredients: nutmeg, maple syrup, allspice, butter


  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.
  • Carefully puree in a food processor or blender (don’t fill too full; split into two portions if needed) until smooth.
  • Store in the fridge and serve by itself, over pork chops, over ice cream, etc.


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