Homemade Applesauce over…just about anything


This recipe was adapted from Ina Garten’s Recipe for applesauce (although I didn’t use half the ingredients she did)…i liked her cooking method over traditional applesauce making because she makes hers in the oven rather than on the stove top. I used the ugly beat up apples that were given to me, not even sold. They were bruised, scarred, busted, covered in holes, and perfect for applesauce.

Roughly 6 lbs of apples (i used macintosh bc that is what I got from Pachamama Farm in Ossining, NY)

around 6 lbs of apples peeled (not religiously), cored, and quartered

4tbsp butter (divided into little bits)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Generous heap of cinnamon (~1-2Tbsp)

The juice and zest of 1 lemon

pinch of salt

Put everything into a dutch oven and bake at 350 for 1.5 hrs. I don’t bother preheating the oven for a recipe like this…it really doesn’t need to be hot when you put it in. A pie crust….that is another story.

You will be amazed when this applesauce comes out of the oven. I thought I would have to puree it a bit but it literally comes out with the perfect texture, looking like dark golden deliciousness and smelling amazing. I couldn’t wait for it to cool…so I ate it hot, with a spoon.

I spent the entire day today with my sister trying to figure out what else I could eat smothered in applesauce. This is what I came up with:

Pancakes with applesauce


applesauce in oatmeal (for sweet P)

applesauce in yogurt

Warm applesauce on ice cream was the winner…I sprinkled a dash of sea salt on top and it almost tasted like PIE! 

It was all gone by 2pm today 🙂

Sweet P Rating: 5/5 Would definitely recommend as a fall staple

Enjoy, SW and Sweet  P



About Siobhan

My name is Siobhan and I live with my husband and our beautiful daughter in New York. I love real, whole, healthy food and I am passionate about biodynamic farming practices. I try to eat locally as often as possible and to support my local farmers.
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7 Responses to Homemade Applesauce over…just about anything

  1. Danielle Wing says:

    So glad you put up this applesauce recipe, which looks delicious btw!! Been looking for a good one since we have plenty of apples left over from apple picking!

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