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Homemade Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade always beats the jarred stuff. The combination of tart apple, brown sugar, and warm cinnamon freshly cooked is a taste that can’t be beat.
Course Side Dishes, Snack
Cuisine American, American Classic, German
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 152kcal
Author Diana Reis


  • 5 Cups Granny Smith Apples 4-5 apples, peeled and cubed
  • Cup Brown Sugar
  • Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon


  • First, wash and peel apples. Then, remove the cores and chop into 1 inch pieces.
  • Next, put the apples into a small pot and add brown sugar, cinnamon, and water.
  • Bring the apples to a steady simmer and let cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir the cooked applesauce to break up some of the larger chunks.
  • Serve warm or cold with your favorite main dish.


How long can you store applesauce?
Applesauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to seven days. It can be frozen in a food storage container for up to 6 months.
What is the best apple for applesauce?
Granny Smith is the reigning queen of cooking apples. While there are many other delicious cooking apples, the slightly tart flavor and crisp texture hold up really well to cooking. Other apple varieties can be a bit too sweet or turn mealy when cooked.
  • Cut the apple chunks evenly. The chunks in this chunky applesauce should be small and very tender. Oversized pieces will take too long too and could be left crunchy. (not a cook texture for applesauce)
  • Keep an eye on the applesauce while it is cooking. Give it a gentle stir every few minutes to help it cook evenly and prevent burning.
  • Double the batch and enjoy it again later in the week.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg