Saturday, June 25, 2011

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Applesauce

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Applesauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
This is not your average applesauce. This applesauce is thick, chunky, sweet and full of flavor. You can eat it with a spoon or a fork. If you've never tried homemade applesauce, then you have no idea what you are missing. I started making this a few years ago and it has forever changed my taste for applesauce.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Applesauce
recipe adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking
(printable recipe)

8 apples, peeled, halved and cored, I used honeycrisp apples
Juice from one lemon or the equivalent amount of lemon juice concentrate, no more than 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon water

Place your apple pieces in the crockpot. Add lemon juice, water and vanilla, sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar on top. Toss to coat thoroughly.

Cover and cook on low for approximately 6 hours. When the apples are very tender, mash them with a potato masher or a fork until they are the consistency you desire. I like to leave a lot of chunky pieces in the sauce. If you are in the mood, you can even try this.



  1. I do a variation on this at home and it couldn't be simpler.

    I use Penzey's Spices because I think they're high quality and you get lots of bang for your buck.

    I use their "apple pie spice" in my recipes. I have never been disappointed.

  2. Could you freeze this?

  3. I've frozen applesauce in the past and it was fine. I also can it in mason jars. This is a pantry staple in my house.

  4. Can it be put in jars and water bath

  5. The only applesauce my kids would eat was their grandma's homemade. She used Stayman Winesap and after they were done she put them through a food mill. The kids loved her pink applesauce. We used Rambo once too and they were good, fresh from the tree.

  6. I have 1 1/2 pecks of apples waiting to be made into applesauce using this recipe. Two weeks ago I made a batch with 3/4 peck of apples. It's gone already!! I can see I'll be doing this on a regular basis! I love your recipe. Thank you!

  7. Do you have any idea about how many cups of apples that would be? I had a friend give me apples already cut up , but I have no idea how many there were. thanks!

    1. Applesauce is pretty forgiving, Cheryl. I usually just fill the crockpot and add sugar to taste!

  8. Made the crockpot applesauce, yummy, thank you. Will be serving on Thanksgiving also, if I feel like sharing.

  9. Mary,
    I think this sounds so delicious! I love apples and using my you got me! Yes, I said crockpots! I have different sizes and shapes. I will be trying this! Pinned!

  10. made this today, who ever knew applesauce was so easy to make...only thing I'm missing it vanilla ice cream!