The Best Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

A couple of weekends ago, we went apple picking at a local farm.  It was the first time for all of us.  Reed got such a kick out of riding the tractor and using the little apple picker thing-y.  I love watching his excitement as he tries things for the first time.  It is absolutely priceless!  We got plenty of apples to make the Best Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce!


 As any of my regular readers know, I am not the cook in our household.  My husband does 90% of the cooking around here.  (I will bake on occasion.)  When I asked him if I could write a post about the applesauce, he conceded.  This is his recipe.  (He made me say that.)

best homemade cinnamon applesauce


10 Jonathan or Red Delicious apples

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Allspice

1/4 Nutmeg

best homemade cinnamon applesauce

After cleaning your apples, core and slice them.


best homemade cinnamon applesauce

 Place the slices in a medium to large pot (depending on number of apples).

best homemade cinnamon applesauce

  Add spices and let simmer on medium heat for about 20 to 30 minutes.

best homemade cinnamon applesauce

Once time has elapsed, strain the cooked apples.  (We let them sit while we ate dinner.)

best homemade cinnamon applesauce

 Reed loves to use the food processor!

Finally, we whipped out the food processor and blended until it reached a desired consistency.  Kyle’s desired consistency is smooth with small chunks.  (Insert eye rolling here)
This recipe is great because it is all natural!  No sugar added.  We chose Jonathan apples because they are just sweet enough to not require any sugar.  (Avoid Granny Smith because they will be way too sour.)

 Reed and Kyle both enjoyed drinking the left over juice.  (Ewwww but to each his own I suppose.)

What is your favorite applesauce recipe?


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Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Jill I just got a box of honey crisp apples from a blogger in the Pacific NW. I may give your recipe a spin! (no pun intended, but the pic of your little boy with the food processor is really cute!)

  2. I have wanted to make my own applesauce for years. This recipe looks super easy. :) New follower through blog hop. Have a wonderful day!

    Katie Pea

  3. I’m hosting an It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to stop by and share this project, and any other Fall project, you may have. Hope to see you there :)

  4. hehe..I find it funny that I wasn’t sure who Reed was and who Kyle was until I read the part about the consistency and the eye rolling…that had to be hubby…haha.
    Not sure what my ‘desired consistency’ is with apple sauce but this one looks delish…thank you so much for sharing with us…xo

  5. Yay for Eckert’s and apple sauce. I’ve never really made apple sauce, so I’ll be pinning for reference. Hope to meet soon :) HUGS!

  6. Oh homemade apple sauce is one of my favorite things in the world! I always remember when I was a little girl and I didn’t feel well, I always requested my grandma’s homemade apple sauce for dinner because it always made me feel better! This one looks delicious and I’ll have to try it. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Yum! We typically make applesauce in the crock pot because I can just turn it on and walk away… it will cook away while I do other things. But this recipe looks so delicious that I’ll have to add it to my to-try list!

  8. I LOVE homemade apple sauce. Making it is on my to-do list next weekend. I think I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

  9. We love applesauce at our house! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe at Artsy Corner! :)


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