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Smooth Homemade Autumn Applesauce

Updated on December 29, 2014

Smooth Autumn Applesauce


Autumn is the best time of year for fresh apples. Apples are delicious fresh off the tree but are also tasty when cooked. One method of cooking apples is making applesauce.

This is a family recipe which uses McIntosh apples. They ripen in late September. When choosing the apples, look for apples that are half red, half green. See picture below.


In this recipe you can alter the amount of sugar to your taste. I have made this applesauce with Splenda instead of regular sugar and it was still delicious. It is also good with cinnamon sprinkled on top. Enjoy.

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Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: About 15 servings
  • 13 McIntosh Apples
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Vanilla extract
  1. Core all apples. It is not necessary to peel skin, the skin will fall off while boiling.
  2. Place in large pot filled with water. Boil apples until soft and skin starts peeling.
  3. Drain, pull skin off apples and place in food processor. Pour processed apples in a large bowl, add sugar and vanilla.
Boil cored apples.
Boil cored apples. | Source
Softened apples ready to be processed.
Softened apples ready to be processed. | Source
Processed apples.
Processed apples. | Source
Finished product.
Finished product. | Source

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    • HeatherH104 profile image

      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you Eddy! Hope you have a wonderful day as well. :)

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant share and thank you for this great recipe. Voted up for sure and here's wishing you a wonderful day..


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      HeatherH104 4 years ago from USA

      Hope your trees do well. There is nothing better than walking outside and picking your food.

      If you try it you'll have to let me know if you like it. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Looks delicious! I can taste it through the computer screen. I love this time of year and we usually go apple picking. My children grew out of that phase. I planted 4 trees a couple of years ago hoping someday we'll be able to pick them in our own yard.