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Homemade Applesauce

Store-bought applesauce is often full of a lot of added sugar. Make yours at home in less than an hour and you’ll be pleased with how tasty the results are and how healthy it is!


Homemade Applesauce

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By: Team Beachbody
Makes 12 servings, ½ cup each
Prep Time
15 min.
Cook Time
30 min.


  • 4 lbs. quartered apples, cored (like Golden Delicious, Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, or Jonathan)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 1-inch strips lemon peel


Here are your instructions:

  1. Place apples, water, cinnamon, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes, or until apples are soft.

  2. Remove lemon peel. Mash until applesauce is desired texture.

Recipe Notes

Apples can be peeled if you prefer.


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