Apple Pie Sauce

Apple Pie Sauce

I love apple pie and I love applesauce, so I put them together for an apple-licious treat!


  • 10 apples (8 cups sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Vegetable peeler
  • Knife or apple corer/slicer
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Big cooking spoon or heatproof spatula
  • Potato masher or immersion blender
  • Large pot with lid to put on stove top


  • Wash and peel the apples. Try and make the peels really long!
  • Cut the apples into slices and cut out the core and seeds.
  • In a bowl, mix the vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and water.
  • Put all the apples in a large pot and stir in the vanilla mixture to coat evenly.
  • Put the pot on the stove and turn the heat up to high.
  • Bring to a boil until you see little bubbles in the water.
  • Turn down the heat to medium.
  • Stir with a big spoon/spatula and then cover with the lid. It smells so good!
  • Cook on medium/low heat for about 30 minutes until apples are super soft.
  • Turn off the heat, take the pan off the burner, and cool for 15 minutes.
  • Mash in the pot with a potato masher or an immersion blender.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours. Best served once completely cool.
  • Eat and enjoy!!

Riley’s Tips: Spoon apple sauce over pancakes or waffles. Add sliced strawberries along with the apples to make my favorite color, red! Make an apple pie sauce parfait by spooning layers of granola, yogurt, and sauce and serve as dessert!

Safety Tip: If the kids are helping, make sure to watch little fingers when using slicers or apple-corers.

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