Best Applesauce Recipes

Homemade Applesauce and Baking with Applesauce

August 27, 2021
Applesauce Recipes

Enjoy a collection of our best homemade applesauce recipes! Plus, see a few of our favorite recipes that use applesauce as an ingredient—from applesauce bread to applesauce pudding!

When making applesauce, it’s important to use a softer apple variety (such as McIntosh, Macoun, or Cortland) that cooks down more easily. Find out which apples are best for making applesauce, pies, and other apple dishes.

Applesauce Recipes: Making Applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

This homemade Cinnamon Applesauce can be eaten straight from the jar or paired with grilled pork chops or potato pancakes.

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Indian Summer Applesauce

Our Indian Summer Applesauce recipe is a reader favorite. Combine apples and purple plums for wonderful flavor and beautiful color.


How to Can Applesauce

Making homemade applesauce is a favorite fall tradition of ours. Here’s how to make applesauce–and how to can it for year-round deliciousness. 


How to Serve Applesauce

Applesauce is a delicious snack or dessert on its own. Also, try mixing into oatmeal and hot cereal instead of sugar. 

Or, warm up applesauce and serve as a side dish to compliment latkes, pork chops, or sausages.

Image: Latke Recipe.  Credit: Greenart/Shutterstock. 

Recipes Using Applesauce

Applesauce is also a delicious ingredient for baking, adding natural moistness and flavor. Try making Applesauce Bread, Applesauce Cake, or Applesauce Pie.

Applesauce Bread

Enjoy this delicious applesauce bread with our homemade apple butter!

Photo credit: Crestock.

Applesauce Crumb Pie

Photo credit: Crestock.

Applesauce Cake

We recommend brown butter frosting for this applesauce cake.

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More Applesauce Recipes

What’s your favorite applesauce recipe? What sort of pastries do you like to use it in? Let us know in the comments below!


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Apple sauce preparation

I NEVER, EVER cook my apples in water, I ALWAYS use apple juice, or cider, AND, I NEVER peel my apples, but cook them with the skins ON, and then run them through a Foley Food Mill!!! You will be amazed at the difference in the taste of your apple sauce, and most likely find that you will not need to use much sugar at all. Check it out!!!