Old-Fashioned Applesauce

Southern Kitchen
Old-Fashioned Applesauce

About this recipe

The simplicity of this sauce is perfect for dipping with a pork chop bone and gnawing at those last savory nuggets. Even better? This easy recipe is ready in 20 minutes. You can easily double this recipe if you happen to have a windfall of apples in your kitchen.

Serves: 4

Hands On Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


4 to 5 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon honey

Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus more to taste


In a medium saucepan, bring the apples, water and honey to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the apples break down, 5 to 7 minutes.

Transfer the apple mixture to a food processor or blender and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency, 3 to 5 pulses. Add the lemon juice and pulse once to combine. Season to taste with additional lemon juice, if desired. Transfer to a storage container and let the applesauce cool before covering and refrigerating until cold. Serve chilled.

The applesauce will keep, refrigerated, for up to five days.