Chunky Apple Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 7-8 medium apples
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Slice apples into roughly 2x2cm pieces and discard the cores. I kept the skin on as that’s where most of the goodness is!

  2. In a large pot, combine apples, water, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes. The apples should be soft to the point of breaking apart

  3. Strain any remaining liquid. Add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, and stir well

  4. Use a masher to grind the apples into a chunky mixture. This took me around 10 minutes as I’m not especially strong. Mashing by hand gives it a much thicker texture, which I prefer. If you'd rather have smooth apple sauce, then puree the mixture in a blender

  5. Store in a glass jar or freeze for up to 3-4 months

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