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Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe

Homemade applesauce is easy to make and so much better than store bought. I like to have small containers of the homemade condiment in my freezer for healthy snacks, quick latke toppings and as an addition to home-baked goods.

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  • 1 quartServings


  • 3 Granny Smith apples,  peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 3 Honey Crisp or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg


1. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are very soft and the mixture has cooked to a thick sauce consistency with some chunks remaining.

3. Cool the applesauce completely and discard the cinnamon stick. The applesauce can be stored, covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 2 months.

Yield: 1 quart

Magazine credit: Recipe published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller magazine Winter 2012. Subscribe Now

JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine Winter 2012