Best Applesauce Recipes

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Homemade Applesauce and Baking with Applesauce

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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 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 or sausages.

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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!

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Applesauce Crumb Pie

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Applesauce Cake

We recommend a brown butter frosting for this applesauce cake.

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Also try these Sugar-Free Applesauce Cookies!

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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