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, 0 fat and 1 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 1 Green. Double or triple this recipe and serve warm or at room temperature.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


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


1. In a large saucepan, toss the apples and lemon juice.

2. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon.

3. Cover and cook slowly over a low flame until the apples are tender, about 15 minutes.

4. 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.

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.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints1-Blue
WW SmartPoints

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



If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!