Canning Applesauce Recipe

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This recipe for homemade applesauce has only four simple steps.
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6 to 8 pints SERVINGS


  • 7 to 8 pounds apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • Water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  • Place apples in a large pot. Add about 1/2 inch of water. Stir in sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cover and cook until apples are soft, stirring occasionally, and adding additional water as needed. Mash with a potato masher.
  • Fill hot, sterilized jars with mixture, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Use a non-metallic utensil to remove air bubbles by sliding the utensil down the inside of each jar.
  • Cap jars with sterile lids and bands. Process in boiling water for 20 minutes.Want more home-canning recipes?  Read Preserving and Canning Recipes for Garden Produce to get the most out of your harvest this year.