Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Blogger Maris Callahan of In Good Taste with Maris Callahan adds cinnamon and brown sugar to this Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce recipe. It will take your next homemade applesauce to a whole new level of flavor.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8


Golden Delicious apples, peeled, chopped
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
cup granulated sugar
cup packed dark brown sugar
cup water
slices lemon peel (cut with a vegetable peeler or paring knife)
cinnamon sticks (3 inch)
  • 1 In 6-quart stockpot or Dutch oven, place all ingredients. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cook uncovered 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender.
  • 2 Remove from heat; discard lemon peel and cinnamon sticks. Let apple mixture cool slightly, about 10 minutes; puree in a food processor, blender, or mash with a potato masher. Serve warm or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

To give your applesauce an extra-spicy kick, stir in a heaping tablespoon of ground cinnamon along with the other added ingredients.

Serve warm or cold as a sweet or savory side dish.