Chunky Applesauce

  • Author: Dana Gerard
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 10 + 1x
  • Category: Side, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 10 large assorted cooking apples,
  • (Ex: Jonagold, Granny Smith and Braeburn)
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (packed), optional


  1. Peel apples, remove cores and cut into large chunks.
  2. Place apples in a deep pan or soup pot with a tight fitting lid.
  3. Add ¼ cup apple cider or juice and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil over medium heat. When liquid begins to boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook for 30 – 40 minutes.
  4. Stir apples occasionally to keep apples on the bottom of the pot from burning. Applesauce is done when apples are brown and soft enough to break up with a large spoon. When applesauce has cooled, taste and add brown sugar if desired.


Adapted from 500 Fat Free Recipes