Chunky Homemade Applesauce
by Jen Segal


Ingredients: 8 servings

  • 4 pounds apples (about 10), peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks (I like a combination of McIntosh and Golden Delicious)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar, packed
  • Ground cinnamon, for serving (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place the apples in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Scatter the brown sugar and chunks of butter evenly over top. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until the apples are very tender.
  • Mash the apples with a potato masher or fork. Taste; if the applesauce is too tart, add more brown sugar little by little until the flavors are balanced. (Note that no two batches will ever be the same; the flavor will depend on the tartness of the apples you use.)

Note: The applesauce can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information: 1 cup

Calories: 196, Fat 5g, Sat. Fat 3g, Carbs 42g, Sugar 34g, Fiber 5g, Protein 1g, Protein 1g, Sodium 6mg, Cholesterol: 11mg.

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