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Horizontal image of a white bowl with chunky applesauce on top of a blue napkin next to a spoon and cinnamon sticks.

Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 cups 1x


Skip the sugary jarred stuff. Whip up a comforting bowl of rustic, homemade cinnamon-scented applesauce that comes together in no time.


  • 5 medium-sized slightly sweet apples (like Honeycrisp or Fuji)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch kosher salt


  1. Peel and core the apples, and then dice them into small chunks.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, add the apples, sugar, water, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Stirring occasionally, cook until the apples have softened, about 30-40 minutes.
  3. Using a blender, food processor, or potato masher, break down the apples, making sure to keep the consistency somewhat chunky. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 7-10 days.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Fruit

Keywords: applesauce, cinnamon, snack, fruit