Guide for Making Homemade Applesauce


homemade applesauce is an easy way to use up fresh apples. This guide covers how to make applesauce -both a chunky by-hand option and a smooth KitchenAid one. Click "Learn more" at any time for the full post and instructions.


You can use any apple variety you like to make applesauce! That said, sweeter baking apples like McIntosh, Red Delicious, Cortland, and Gala all make great options.


For chunky applesauce, peel, core, and chop your apples into small chunks. Add plenty of water, cover, and cook on the stove, stirring frequently, until the apples reach a mushy consistency, adding water or removing the lid as needed. Once they're soft, use a potato masher on them until they reach your desired consistency.

By Hand

For smooth applesauce,  cut out rotten sections and quarter the apples. Add water, cover, and cook until mushy, stirring frequently. Get two bowls and your KitchenAid grinder attachment ready. You can then pour the sauce into the grinder a little at a time, and it will separate the peels and cores for you. 


Once you're finished making either type of applesauce, try it, then decide if you want it sweeter or spicier. You can add sugar for sweetness and spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, or more for some bite. Add only a little at a time, though.