Easy Unsweetened Applesauce

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Here is how to make the easiest unsweetened applesauce using your favorite apples, water and spices in a saucepan in 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins

Yield: Makes about 3 cups 1x


  • 45 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped (I usually use Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples!)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (and any other spices you want like nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice)


  1. Add the apples and water to a medium pot and bring to a boil
  2. Cover with lid and cook on medium/low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes
  3. Stir in cinnamon and other spices if using then cover and cook for another 10 minutes or until apples are soft
  4. Remove from heat and mash the apples using a potato masher, fork, wooden spoon or immersion blender if you have until desired consistency


*Store leftovers once cooled in fridge for up to 7 days

**If you want this sweeter, add some maple syrup or honey if desired when you mix in cinnamon

  • Author: Rachel