Homemade Applesauce

I love the season of late fall, just before the winter solstice. The days get super short –well, I don’t love that. Nevertheless, I enjoy the chill in the air and seeing the mountains covered in snow.

For me, cold weather is merely a great excuse to stay home and bake, and this time of year, I especially like to serve warm homemade applesauce. I peel apples and bake them in the oven. The house smells amazing and when it’s Hanukkah, the latkes taste even better with a dollop of Homemade Applesauce. Here’s how to make a batch of your own.

Homemade Applesauce

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Servings 4



  • Place apples and cinnamon stick in a large pyrex bowl with lid
  • Bake covered at 325°F for 1½ hours
  • Allow to cool slightly, then crush apples with a potato masher until sauce is desired consistency
  • Serve alone, over latkes or on top of a bowl of yogurt
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
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While this warm, gluten free applesauce is a delicious condiment, it’s also scrumptious on its own as a mouthwatering snack or dessert.


4 responses to “Homemade Applesauce”

  1. this recipe is so simple, but the applesauce turned out really good. it has so much flavor and the best part is that it requires no extra sugar! thanks!

  2. Elana, growing up both my hubby and I did not like homemade applesauce.

    When I saw your recipe I realized that both our Mums would cook the apples and not really peal or core it that well either…and it was just bland or not tasty….and my Mum was a good cook other than the apple sauce.

    We bought apple sauce for the kids for a long time and I tried to make my own but of course I too cooked it..

    This Friday for our Friday night’s dessert I made your roasted apple sauce. My what a huge difference. My 15 year old who isn’t big on home desserts (especially since we try to eat healthy desserts) finished 3 bowls of the stuff. The 12 year old still isn’t convinced but hubby is.

    I added an extra cinnamon stick as my cinnamon sticks were thinner and mixed between two types of apples. This is going to be a staple for sure. My 15 year old said Mum use this sauce and make an apple pie another time.

    Right now I have your Paleo Banana bread in my oven. Love your recipes and they do work in Israel too.

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