The Best Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce

The BEST Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce recipe! This is my FAVORITE homemade apple picking recipe that's so easy to make! All you need is apples, cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice! It's quick to make and tastes delicious! I love eating this as a snack and baking bread with it!  It's great for canning too!


  • 4 apples any kind - quartered
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Cut your apples into quarters. (If you are not using a food strainer, peel and core them.)
  • Steam your apples on the stove until soft (about 15 minutes). Drain.
  • Process apples through food strainer. I like to run the apple peels through twice. If you are not using a food strainer, mash your apples with a fork.
  • Add sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and stir around.
  • Serve immediately or put into refrigerator to chill.


This makes 1 cup applesauce.