Homemade Chunky Applesauce

Have you ever made homemade applesauce? I hope you’ll give this simple recipe a try. It’s a wonderful, old-fashioned applesauce, chock full of apple chunks. Any tart, cooking, or all purpose apples can be used to make applesauce. You might even want to combine a few varieties to add a new taste. Each skinny serving has 72 calories and 0 fat. Double or triple this recipe and serve warm or at room temperature.
Homemade Chunky Applesauce

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes about 3 cups. Each serving, ⅓ cup.

Prep Tips
To make the job of coring apples quickly and easily, cut them in half and use a melon baller to remove the center.

Storage Tips
This applesauce will keep for several weeks covered in the refrigerator.
Substitution Tips
You can cut the sugar down by using a blend of ½ sugar and ½ Splenda or Equal. Or use all sugar substitutes if desired.

Serving Tips
This applesauce is terrific to serve as a side with chicken, meat, or pork.  We also like it as a topping for waffles, French toast or even reduced-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt.  It also makes a quick and healthy snack to eat just by itself.

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SKINNY FACTS: for a cup serving
72 cal, 0g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 18g carb, 0g protein, 3g fiber, 0 sodium, 15g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
23 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 6g sugar


Homemade Chunky Applesauce

Homemade Chunky Applesauce

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 72 kcal


  • 6 Granny Smith, Pippin, or any tart apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks.
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • In a large saucepan, toss the apples and lemon juice.
  • Stir in the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cover and cook slowly over a low flame until the apples are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and slightly mash the cooked apples with a fork. Be careful to keep them chunky. For very smooth applesauce you can puree the apples or mash until smooth.


Serving: 0.33cupCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 1Plus Points: 2
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