Chunky Applesauce served in a dish.

Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce

You won't believe how easy it is to make your very own Homemade Chunky Applesauce -with NO ADDED SUGAR.  I guarantee you'll never buy commercial again!
Course snack/breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce recipe, applesauce with no added sugar, easy applesauce, how to make applesauce, simple applesauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 95kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 4 fresh apples peeled, cored and chopped into chunks
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg


  • In a medium saucepan, combine apples and water. (There should be just enough water to cover the bottom of your pan).
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Make sure that there is always a thin layer of water.
  • Add cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to cook for another 10 minutes or so. Once the mixture has softened, you can mash the mixture with a fork or a potato masher, until your desired consistency is achieved. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender for a smoother consistency.
  • Serve warm or chilled.



Use as many apples as you want as recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, etc...
Applesauce can be kept refrigerated for a couple of days.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 10.1% | Calcium: 1.1% | Iron: 1.2%