Criss. Cross Applesauce!

During the fall we like to go to our local orchard and pick a TON of apples.  Sure, on occasion we have a few meltdowns and freak outs when a bee flies too close, but ultimately the family agrees it is worth it, because when you get home and get to cooking and your house fills with that fall apple smell it is divine!

One of our favorite recipes to make is you basic Cinnamon Applesauce.  It has become a fan favorite in our household because it is delicious and it is simple.  Really anyone can make this.  It is hard to mess up.  It takes maybe (depending on how much you are making) a half hour at most to prep and make.  You can serve it warm or cold.  Whatever is your preference.  So check it out below and enjoy!

What you will need:
  • Apples ( We used Macintosh from our orchard pick day)
  • White Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Peel tool
  • Knife
  • Sauce Pan (Size depends on how many apples)
  • Mixing Spoon 
  • Fork


  1. Peel your Apples
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  2. Core your apples
  3. Chop up your apples into small cubes
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  4. Then, in your saucepan, combine your apples, sugar, cinnamon and about 3/4 cup water.  You may need a little more if you have doing a big batch.applesauce 2
  5. For the cinnamon and sugar, the amount is based on your preference.  It is best to start with a 1/4 cup of sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.  You can always add more if you prefer.
  6. Cook over medium heat for about 15 mins or until apples are soft.applesauce 1.JPG
  7. Once the apples start to get soft, I like to take the back of a fork and give them a good mush against he side of the saucepan.  You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to.  Just keep mixing once they are soft enough.  The apples will break down with the mixing due to being so soft
  8. Take  the mixture off the stove and let it cool.  Once, it reaches your desired temp enjoy!


  • We like the applesauce with a lot of cinnamon.  To the point it becomes a light brown color.
  • When eating it warm, try putting a little whipped cream on top for a nice flavor.
  • You can use any apple you prefer but some of my favorites are Golden Delicious, Cortland and Macintosh.

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